NASA Chief Information Officer (CIO) Linda Cureton today announced Deborah Diaz as the new NASA Deputy Chief Information Officer. Ms. Cureton said, "I'm delighted that we are filling this position with a seasoned, hands-on technical leader who can immediately and seamlessly assist with implementing strategic changes and rebuilding the Office of the CIO."
Ms. Diaz joined the NASA Office of the CIO (OCIO) in December as Associate CIO for Architecture and Infrastructure and Director of the Information Technology Integration Program (I3P), the new IT infrastructure program created to consolidate the $4.3 billion of Agency's IT and data services. As an experienced information technology executive, she is recognized as a top agent of change who has provided innovative, business solutions and developed strong partnerships between industry and government. Prior to NASA, as the Chief Information Officer for Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, she developed and implemented $1 billion of high-profile, ground-breaking scientific programs and IT infrastructure. As she served to provide new and effective ways to fight the war on terrorism, she also served as the senior advisor on IT interoperability, biometrics, geospatial, and wireless technologies. As Deputy CIO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, she helped transform USPTO electronic commerce and managed complex IT initiatives to modernize business process and data exchange systems. During Ms. Diaz's tenure as Deputy Associate Administrator of Citizen Services at General Services Agency, she created the government's first electronic government-wide citizen portal and shepherded many public-private partnerships from concept to delivery. She has provided executive leadership to the President's Management Council and was the pioneer creating many of the first e-Government initiatives such as USA.gov (FirstGov) and USA Services. Diaz also helped blaze a trail to sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where she used her background in international business to help forge private-sector development, as an international consultant and with the U.S. Agency for International Development.