Federal News Network: Why the new HHS CIO is not your usual suspect

“… Instead of going with a traditional technology executive, Federal News Network has confirmed that HHS chose someone with a contracting and technology background. Jose Arrieta, the deputy assistant secretary and senior procurement executive, replaced Beth Killoran, who left the role in August, as HHS’s new CIO…”

“One HHS source called the decision “an interesting pick, but in a good way.”

“The source, who requested anonymity because they didn’t get permission to speak to the press, praised the decision to go with Arrieta and expects him to make big impact, especially where previous CIOs struggled to transform the agency’s technology programs and processes…”

“He also inherits a more powerful CIO shop than any previous technology executive. Under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act’s December scorecard, HHS earned a B+ grade, up from a D in 2015, thanks in part to a strategy that focused on data, dialogue and the delivery of services…” Read the full article here.

Source: Why the new HHS CIO is not your usual suspect – By Jason Miller, May 24, 2019. Federal News Network.

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