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Key Executives

Meet Our Team

Cordell Schachter
Chief Information Officer
Cordell Schachter was sworn in as Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation on August 30, 2021. He serves as principal advisor to the Secretary of Transportation and DOT Operating Administrations on matters involving information technology (IT) and information assurance including cybersecurity, privacy, and records management; portfolio management; IT infrastructure and operations; IT innovation and emerging technologies; enterprise data management; and applications and digital solutions. He oversees the Department’s IT portfolio and its $3.5 billion in annual spending. Cordell is a certified project manager and holds an MS in Management from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, and a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo.

Jack Albright
Deputy Chief Information Officer 
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.

Kelvin Taylor (Acting)
Associate Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer  

Andrew Orndorff
Associate Chief Information Officer for Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM)
Andrew Orndorff is the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) at DOT. In his role, Andrew oversees DOT’s $3.5 billion information technology (IT) portfolio and DOT’s overall IT governance, which includes all IT policy, capital planning, portfolio management, enterprise risk management, enterprise architecture, and IT supply chain risk management. Andrew also collaborates with the ACIO for Resource Management and DOT’s Office of Human Resources regarding IT workforce planning and management.

Lucinda Wade
Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Resource Management/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Lucinda is a seasoned executive who excels in implementing and enhancing information technology initiatives, with a primary focus on governance, financial management, acquisitions, and human capital programs, particularly within Chief Information Officer (CIO) organizations.

Thomas Littleton, PhD
Associate Chief Information Officer (Acting) for Sector Cyber Coordination
Dr. Thomas Littleton is the U.S. Department of Transportation Associate Chief Information Officer (Acting) for Sector Cyber Coordination. In this capacity Dr. Littleton leads a team of cyber risk management professionals dedicated to ensuring America’s transportation infrastructure is secure and resilient by design.

Daniel Morgan
Chief Data Officer
Daniel Morgan is the first Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Transportation, having served in this capacity for five years. As the CDO, he has overall responsibility for the Departmental data program and data compliance across the Department. He is responsible for establishing a clear vision of the data managed in DOT and the application of DOT data for decision-making. He serves as data strategist and adviser, steward for improving data quality, liaison for data sharing and developer of new data products.

Associate Chief Information Officer for Applications and Digital Solutions

Associate Chief Information Officer for Infrastructure and Operations

Mini Hwang
Senior Advisor
Mini Hwang joined the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2019 as the Senior Advisor to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) providing support to senior leadership in all areas of Information Technology.