Thomas Troyano

Systems Planning and Analysis
Vice President and Nuclear Modernization Fellow
Integrated Precision Warfare Review (IPWR-22)
Mr. Tom Troyano is a Vice President and Nuclear Modernization Fellow at Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) in Alexandria, VA. He is responsible for leading and supporting business strategies and concepts across the nuclear enterprise, assessments of nuclear sustainment and modernization programs, and developing the next generation of nuclear enterprise experts.

Prior to joining SPA, Mr. Troyano served 28 years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), where he was a Senior Executive responsible for leading DoD teams on nuclear acquisition decisions, TRIAD-wide strategy and capability reviews, budget/POM deliberations, and strategic arms control treaty negotiations and compliance reviews.

In 2021, Mr. Troyano served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Strategic, Space, and Intelligence Portfolio Management (SSIPM) in 2021, where he led an office of ~93 civilian, military, and contractor staff on nuclear modernization, the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review, NC3, missile defense, space, and intelligence programs.

From 2014-2020, Mr. Troyano served as Director, Strategic Deterrence and Capabilities, the lead office for key nuclear modernization acquisition programs. This included leading the successful Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) reviews/decisions on Milestones A and B for the Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and Long Range Stand-Off Weapon (LRSO) weapons programs.

Mr. Troyano also led/supported portfolio reviews of nuclear systems (e.g., GBSD, LRSO, COLUMBIA SSBN, and B-21), including for the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the Nuclear Weapons Council, budget/POM reviews, and sustainment reviews of the legacy TRIAD systems (e.g., MM-III, OHIO SSBNs). This included leading the process for quarterly SecDef reviews of cost, schedule and performance of key nuclear programs and development of transition risk mitigation options. Mr. Troyano also led development of an Air Force and Navy RV roadmap (e.g., Mk21A, Mk7), including requirements, acquisition plans, and industrial base needs/capacity (e.g., heatshields).

Mr. Troyano previously served as the Director for Treaty Compliance and Homeland Defense in OSD/AT&L, where his responsibilities included ensuring DoD programs comply with strategic treaty obligations. He chaired the New START Compliance Review Group, which developed cost-effective, treaty compliant solutions. He led numerous START and INF Treaty reviews, such as Conventional Prompt Strike, B-1B upgrades, and SSBN conversions, served on US delegations, and advised leadership on negotiations.
As the OSD/AT&L Homeland Defense Coordinator, Mr. Troyano led establishment of a DoD/DHS leadership forum for R&D/acquisition cooperation programs and led an asymmetric nuclear threat review, leading to the Global CWMD Awareness System (GCAS).

Mr. Troyano has twice received the Presidential Rank Award, the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, and the DoD Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. He holds a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from George Washington University.