Oki Mek

Chief Product Officer, Division of Acquisition

Department of Health and Human Services

Serves as the product owner for the first healthcare procurement blockchain network. Directs the product strategy for a blockchain AI platform that has the potential to save the agency hundreds of millions of dollars. Leads the effort to explore opportunity to cut cost and improve efficiency by targeting acquisition business process, with the emphasis on truly understanding the pain points and issues by using an innovative way of solving problems through the process of human centered design and risk‐controlled implementation strategy.

Provides technology strategy that gives Division of Acquisition the ability to build a new business process at a low cost, low risk, and secured business model that empowers the users. Provides secured mission-critical acquisition operations by protecting the business network, securing modernize legacy infrastructure, and redesigning the business process.

Provides security expertise for blockchain technology to ensure compliance with federal mandates and legislation, including the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, President’s Management Agenda (PMA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), HHS Security Policy, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.