Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States

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Chief Information Officer
of the United States
Clare Martorana, OMB Federal CIO.png
Clare Martorana
since March 9, 2021
First holderVivek Kundra

The federal Chief Information Officer of the United States, also known as the United States Chief Information Officer,[1] is the administrator of the Office of Electronic Government, or the Office of the Federal CIO (OFCIO),[2] which is part of the Office of Management and Budget. The President appoints the Federal CIO. The appointee does not require Senate confirmation. It was created by the E-Government Act of 2002.[3]

The US CIO oversees federal technology spending, federal IT policy, and strategic planning of all federal IT investments. The CIO is charged with establishing a government-wide enterprise architecture that ensures system interoperability, information sharing, and maintains effective information security and privacy controls across the federal government.

Clare Martorana is the incumbent CIO.[4]


  • On August 4, 2011, Steven VanRoekel was named to be the second Chief Information Officer of the United States.[6]
  • On Thursday, February 5, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed Tony Scott,[8] who had been serving as leader of the global information technology group at VMware Inc., since 2013, to fill the office. He had served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from 2008 to 2013, and as CIO at the Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2008.[9] Scott served from February 2015 to January 2017.
  • In 2017, the acting Chief Information Officer was Margie Graves. She previously served as the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Deputy Chief Information Officer.[10]

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  1. ^ See byline: Tony Scott Strengthening & Enhancing Federal Cybersecurity for the 21st Century. July 31, 2015, at whitehouse.gov
  2. ^ "OFCIO Website". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "E-Government Act 2002"
  4. ^ "CIO.gov Leadership". cio.gov. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "CORRECTIONS". The Washington Post. 2009-09-19. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  6. ^ Lohr, Steve (2011-08-04). "White House Picks New Information Chief". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  7. ^ "Lisa Schlosser, Author at CIO Council". CIO.gov. CIO Council. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  8. ^ "Tony Scott, Author at CIO Council". CIO Council. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  9. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-12 – via National Archives.
  10. ^ "CIO.gov profile of Margie Graves". Archived from the original on 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  11. ^ Billy Mitchell. Trump appoints Suzette Kent U.S. CIO. Fedscoop. 26 Jan 2018
  12. ^ "Federal CIO Suzette Kent Tells Staff She's Retiring". Nextgov.com. June 25, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  13. ^ Schwab, Katharine (2021-03-09). "Exclusive: Biden appoints Clare Martorana to lead the White House's digital efforts". Fast Company. Retrieved 2021-03-11.

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