Beth Killoran, acting deputy chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has taken a new role as the department’s CIO.
She will lead the department’s efforts to create a cyber-savvy workforce, collaborate with HHS offices and its partners, participate in IT investment planning and manage cybersecurity and privacy protection projects in her new position, Mary Wakefield, HHS acting deputy secretary, said in a blog post published Friday.
Wakefield added that Killoran and her team will work to educate HHS staff on cyber threat security and data protection as part of the Cybersecurity Communication, Awareness, Response, and Education initiative as well as support the Phishing Campaign Program and the Healthy Technology project.
Killoran will also oversee the implementation of the Workforce Development Pilot Project that seeks to identify present and future IT workforce requirements in an effort to maintain a tech-savvy workforce at HHS.
She has served as deputy CIO and executive director of HHS’ Office of IT Strategy, Policy and Governance since she joined the department in October 2014 after she held an 11-year career at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.