Taylor is new FinCEN CIO

Amy Taylor is the new chief information officer for the Treasury Department unit that tracks the flow of suspicious money through financial, investment and commodities institutions to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

As CIO, Taylor oversees the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) technical infrastructure through which the agency collects and analyzes data and disseminates it to select law enforcement under the Bank Secrecy Act. FinCEN  Director James Freis Jr., made the announcement May 16, and Taylor started in the post immediately. 

Taylor, who also is the associate director of FinCEN’s Technology Solutions and Services Division, replaces Edward Dorris, who left in February. She has served as acting CIO since then. Taylor joined FinCEN in April 2007 as Assistant Director for Customer Relations Management.

Before joining FinCEN, Taylor had more than 17 years of experience in the federal government, supporting the Department of Defense. She has significant integration and infrastructure expertise and a broad base of experience in information technology systems’ development to include: requirements management, analysis, systems design, development, testing, deployment and training.

“Our efforts to protect the financial system will be greatly assisted by her talents as she leads and continues to build on FinCEN’s efforts to leverage technology to facilitate cost-efficient filing by the industry, derive the most useful analysis from the BSA data for government, and to appropriately protect the security of the data,” Freis said.

Taylor received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree from George Washington University.

About the Author

Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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