The Census Bureau has named Kevin Smith, who previously worked under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as chief information security officer, as associate director for information technology and chief information officer.
The Census Bureau said Monday Smith will serve as principal adviser to the director and deputy director regarding information resources and systems management strategies.
Census Bureau Director John Thompson said Smith’s experience as an IT leader in the government and private sectors make him qualified to lead the agency’s technological transformation efforts and support planning for the 2020 Census.
The bureau noted that Smith will utilize common enterprise IT services to lead its IT program.
He has assisted technology strategies at financial and manufacturing organizations and helped develop digital platforms for the media, entertainment, broadcast and life sciences industries.