HHS Acting CIO announces departure

“At [the Department of Health and Human Services, Janet Vogel, acting CIO] is retiring after more than 40 years in government, including the last three-plus years with the agency where she has been chief information security officer and then acting CIO.

‘My work colleagues have repeatedly risen to address challenges, and together we have succeeded in removing monumental hurdles, and in raising the bar on accomplishments.  It takes a team – so – Thank You!’ Vogel wrote in an email to colleagues, which Federal News Network obtained. ‘I am so proud to have worked side-by-side with so many great people. While I will miss each of you, I am looking forward to new challenges and new adventures. A sense of new-found freedom has entered my consciousness. It’s been great working with all of you, and I truly wish you success and happiness.’…”

“As for Vogel, her time at HHS will be more remembered for her work as a CISO than as CIO. It’s not that she didn’t push change across HHS, but six months in the role isn’t a lot of time to make a huge impact.

Among Vogel’s biggest accomplishments as CISO is the overhaul of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) to ensure the most timely and valuable cyber threat intelligence is provided to healthcare providers, companies and other stakeholders.

Vogel also brought a sense of creativity to cybersecurity training, launching an ‘escape room’ cyber training concept and applying a new risk framework to mobile devices when HHS executives traveled abroad…” Read the full article here.

Source: CIOs at HHS, TSA, CTO at Justice leaving federal service – By Jason Miller, December 13, 2021. Federal News Network.

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