David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson
David Nelson

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday.

“David’s lengthy experience with the government’s use of information technology will help the NRC keep pace with today’s interconnected world,” said Victor McCree, operations executive director of NRC.

Nelson previously directed CMS’ information services and enterprise management offices as well as the data analytics and control group at the agency’s Center for Program Integrity.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and co-founded two broadband development firms before he joined CMS in 2004.

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