Meet Our Team
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 $3.5 billion annual IT portfolio.
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.
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.
Associate Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Jay Ribeiro is the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Cybersecurity and Information Protection and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for DOT. In this role, Jay oversees the cybersecurity and information protection programs at DOT, including DOT’s programs regarding the Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, and Paperwork Reduction Act. Jay places operational and strategic emphasis on protecting DOT’s information systems and assets, developing new cybersecurity services and capabilities, and overseeing policy and compliance activities that will mature DOT’s cybersecurity and privacy risk management capabilities. Jay also serves as a senior advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other senior leadership on cybersecurity strategy and policy.
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.
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
Kristin Ruiz is the first Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for the Office of Applications and Digital Solutions at the United States Department of Transportation. Ms. Ruiz’s focus includes Information Technology (IT) program management, leading the Department's information technology Section 508 accessibility program, providing enterprise platform delivery and mission system support services, and the design and development of new user-centered solutions.
Associate Chief Information Officer for Infrastructure and Operations
Chris Mendoza is the Associate Chief Information Officer for Infrastructure and Operations at the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The Office of Infrastructure and Operations provides and manages the full range of enterprise-wide Information Technology (IT) services that enable DOT program offices to carry out their mission activities.
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.