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Ryan Cote
Chief Information Officer
Ryan Cote was named Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Transportation by United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. As the CIO, he is the principle advisor to the Secretary on all information technology related matters.

Kristen Baldwin
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Kristen Baldwin is the Deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). She previously served the Department as the Acting Deputy CIO and the Associate CIO for Business Technology Alignment & Governance.

Andrew Orndorff
Associate Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Andrew Orndorff is the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, and is Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for anticipating and responding to cyber threats and improving the cybersecurity posture and capabilities of the DOT framework.

Jack Albright
Associate CIO for IT Shared Services
Jack Albright is responsible for providing the full range of core departmental commodity IT business enabling capabilities including data center, network, help desk, Internet, email, desktop, mobile, server, storage, telecommunications, wireless, security, and cloud services through Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a Service offerings.

Stephen Holden
Associate CIO for IT Policy
Steve is Associate CIO for IT Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation. His responsibilities include IT strategy, policy, governance, investment management and implementation of the Department’s plans for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).

Lauren Breitenother
Director of the Resource Management Office
Lauren is the Director of the Resource Management Office (RMO) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).  In this role she is responsible for strategic communications, Human Resources, and the budget and procurement for OCIO's three funds including the IT Working Capital Fund (WCF). She also manages the Department's enterprise web platform which now hosts several operating administrations and the government wide permitting dashboard.

Updated: Friday, November 15, 2019
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