Report: HHS Appoints Ed Simcox as Acting CIO

Ed Simcox, chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed to serve as HHS chief information officer on an acting basis, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

He will lead the department’s information technology operations until a permanent CIO is hired.

As HHS CTO, Simcox oversees programs related to data management and sharing, technology-related healthcare innovation and public-private partnerships, according to a department official.

He previously held several leadership roles in Logicalis, AT&T, Saurian Technologies, Indiana University Health and the government of Indianapolis before joining HHS in July 2017.

Former HHS CIO Beth Killoran has moved to the department’s Office of the Surgeon General and has been tasked with developing an information systems management strategy for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

You may also be interested in...

Gateway Life Support

NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft.