Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services
Yemi Oshinnaiye was appointed as USCIS Deputy Chief Information Officer, effective March 18, 2019. In his role as DCIO, he is responsible for the resource management and delivery of IT capability for the nation’s immigration benefits systems. Yemi approaches IT delivery with an innovative mindset, utilizing DevOps and passion for solving business problems through harnessing the power of technology. Prior to returning to federal service Yemi served as the Chief Technology Officer for Dev Technology, an IT services and integration company, where he led the company’s efforts in IT strategy, innovation, and solutions for federal clients.
Before Yemi’s tenure as a CTO, Yemi spent 5 1/2 years with the USCIS Office of Information Technology where his team provided various solutions to validate applicants’ identities. He was also responsible for implementing software projects and leading efforts to transform delivery to lean-agile using cloud services. Additionally, Yemi served as Chief of the Enterprise Infrastructure Division, where he extended cloud capabilities and platforms to enable the expansion of a microservices architecture and further integration with SaaS and PaaS environments. He expanded automated deployment capabilities and modernized the USCIS Contact Center by integrating a CRM platform with telephony services and distributed immigration systems. Before joining USCIS, Yemi was an entrepreneur and provided IT support, software development, and internet-based telephony services to local government agencies, non-profits, and health organizations. Yemi is also a proud graduate of Georgetown University.