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CMS opens search for CIO

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Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are casting a wide net for a replacement candidate for the position of CIO and director of the Office of Enterprise Information.

CMS posted a notification of the open position on USAJobs on Oct. 5.

The office is located at CMS headquarters in Woodlawn, Md., outside Baltimore, and the director is responsible for some of the agency's highest-profile IT operations, including those that back Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the HealthCare.gov marketplace.

The job posting states that the director/CIO "will work closely with the teams [that] deliver those services" and will represent the agency on IT matters with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget. He or she will also participate in governmentwide CIO Council matters.

David Nelson, a federal IT veteran, held the position until August, when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission named him as its CIO. CMS officials had chosen Nelson to help rescue its ailing HealthCare.gov site and oversee the technology backbone that supports services such as Medicare claims processing.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Oct 05, 2016 at 11:54 AM


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