Francisco Salguero

Deputy Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Francisco Salguero serves as the Deputy CIO for the US Department of Agriculture. Mr. Salguero has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. Mr. Salguero started his career in the private sector within the technology and telecommunications industry, working on start-up and established organizations. He began working with state and local governments at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a senior technical project manager for law enforcements systems.

He began his federal service in 2005 at USDA Food Safety Inspection Service as a Project Manager in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Salguero also served as the Planning & Governance Branch Chief; and then as the Associate CIO Infrastructure Operation Division where he was responsible for the agency data center operations and continuity, WAN/LAN network, and infrastructure engineering. He has served carious IT roles within USDA to include: OCIO/ Technology Planning, Architecture, & E-Government Deputy Associate CIO (DACIO) for, OCIO/ International Technology Service DACIO, and is currently the Chief Information Officer for USDA Rural Development (RD).

As the USDA Rural Development (RD) CIO Mr. Salguero successfully led the administration of RD’s Information Technology (IT) portfolio management and service delivery activities for over 40 RD loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. These programs represent a $216 billion loan portfolio. He provided executive management and leadership in all aspects of the information technology services to RD. He was responsible for providing key leadership in the Agency IT modernization project, Comprehensive Loan Program (CLP), a major multi-year undertaking to modernize the IT systems within the Agency. Oversee the day-to-day operations and provide leadership to manage large complex, geographically dispersed IT operations. This includes managing a budget of over $85 million operational budget and over $160M multi-year modernization CLP initiative. Plans and oversees the RD IT governance structure. Participates in agency budget formulation and oversees an IT investment management process for selecting, controlling and evaluating IT investments.

Mr. Salguero attended the Federal Executive Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.