Kamran Khaliq

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Kamran Khaliq is the Office of the Secretary Chief Information Security Officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). In his current role, he is responsible for managing risk as it relates to IT security and compliance of all Systems under the HHS Office of the Secretary. In his previous role, Kamran was the Senior Cyber Advisor at HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), he was responsible for providing guidance, expert advice, and technical direction to secure Departmental information systems and processes. During this time, Kamran has led OCIO with developing, architecting, and securing critical HHS systems supporting the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the Federal response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes leading and supporting the HHS Protect data analytics program, the COVID-19 Prevention and Clinical Trial Network, the healthcare sector-wide reporting and monitoring system for COVID-19, and the HHS public information and messaging platforms for COVID-19 data and response coordination.

Before coming to HHS OCIO, Kamran worked 11 years at the HHS Office of Inspector General. He supported the Department’s oversight and law enforcement organization as acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and acting Director of the Information Assurance Division. In these positions, he led efforts that ensured service providers met information security, auditing, and investigative requirements. This included supporting secure adoption of federal shared services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Information Technology Center, and FedRAMP providers such as Microsoft Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.

In total, Kamran has over 21 years of information technology leadership experience across the Federal Government and private industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, and is an avid bicyclist.