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Here's a comprehensive, interactive list of nearly 50 of the top federal chief information officers. In addition to contact phone numbers and e-mails, TechNews.com has compiled biographies and other key information about the various CIOs in the federal government.


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Cabinet Departments CIO Profiles
U.S. Department of Agriculture
www.usda.gov
Scott Charbo
U.S. Department of Commerce
www.commerce.gov
Tom Pyke
U.S. Department of Defense
www.defenselink.mil
John Stenbit
--Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  www.darpa.mil
Vacant
--Defense Contract Management Agency
  www.dcma.mil
Michael R. Williams
--Defense Information Systems Agency
  www.disa.mil
Shirley L. Fields
--Defense Intelligence Agency
  www.dia.mil
Michael P. Pflueger
--Defense Logistics Agency
  www.dla.mil
Mae DeVincentis
--Department of the Air Force
  www.af.mil
John M. Gilligan
--Department of the Army
  www.army.mil
Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle
--Department of the Navy
  www.navy.mil
Dave Wennergren
--National Imagery and Mapping Agency
  www.nima.mil
Scott Cragg
--National Security Agency/Central Security Service
  www.nsa.gov
*
--U.S. Marine Corps
  www.usmc.mil
Brig. Gen. John R. Thomas
U.S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov
William J. Leidinger
U.S. Department of Energy
www.energy.gov
Rosita O. Parkes
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov
Kathleen Heuer, Acting CIO
--Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  www.cdc.gov
James Seligman
--Food and Drug Administration
  www.fda.gov
Jim Rinaldi
--National Institutes of Health
  www.nih.gov
Alan S. Graeff
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov
Stephen Cooper
--Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  www.immigration.gov
Job vacant
--U.S. Coast Guard
  www.uscg.mil
Rear Admiral Clifford I. Pearson
--U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  www.customs.ustreas.gov
Charlie Armstrong
--Federal Emergency Management Agency
  www.fema.gov
Barry West
--Transportation Security Administration
  www.tsa.gov
Patrick R. Schambach
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov Vickers B. Meadows
U.S. Department of the Interior
www.doi.gov
W. Hord Tipton
U.S. Department of Justice
www.usdoj.gov
Vance Hitch
--Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  www.atf.gov
Marguerite R. Moccia
--Federal Bureau of Investigation
  www.fbi.gov
W. Wilson Lowery Jr.
--Office of Justice Programs
  www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
David L. Zeppieri
U.S. Department of Labor
www.dol.gov
Patrick Pizzella
U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov
Bruce Morrison (Acting CIO)
U.S. Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov
Daniel P. Matthews
--Federal Aviation Administration
  www.faa.gov
Dr. Daniel J. Mehan
U.S. Department of the Treasury
www.treas.gov
Drew Ladner
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov
Edward F. Meagher, Acting CIO
Independent Agencies CIO
Central Intelligence Agency
www.cia.gov
Alan Wade
Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov
Kim T. Nelson
General Services Administration
www.gsa.gov
Michael W. Carleton
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
www.nasa.gov
Patricia L. Dunnington
Office of Personnel Management
www.opm.gov
Janet Barnes
Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
Stephen Galvan
Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
Thomas P. Hughes
Executive Office of the President CIO
Office of Management and Budget
www.whitehouse.gov/omb
Karen Evans (Administrator of E-Government and IT)
Other Helpful Links Mission
Chief Information Officers Council
www.cio.gov
Council representing agency-wide CIOs

*Information on the NSA's CIO function is not generally available. People inquiring about the CIO and IT opportunities are told to contact public affairs office at 301-688-6524.

Background:

The federal government is on the customer wish list of many information technology companies, especially after telecom sales and Internet business revenue have dried up in a changing tech economy. More and more IT companies are knocking on the doors of the dozens of federal agencies and departments -- entities that count on a myriad of hardware, software and other technology gadgetry to run their information infrastructures -- to hawk technology services and products.

While often working behind the scenes, chief information officers at the various agencies are central decision makers for which new IT products their agency will support and purchase. CIOs also manage the IT policies, standards and needs of their department's workforce, so they are often key to the future buying patterns an agency will undertake. The role of the federal CIO has intensified as the federal government, led by initiatives of the Office of Management and Budget's own technology czar Mark Forman and the White House, pushes e-government strategies, a seamless transfer of data between agencies and connecting different IT systems to streamline the way the government does business.

Information compiled from agency press offices, CIO offices and/or agency/department Web sites.

--If you'd like to see an addition to the list, have updated information, comments or suggestions, please send an e-mail to technology reporter Cynthia L. Webb at cindy.webb@washingtonpost.com