Biden appoints former lead Clare Martorana to drive White House digital efforts as Federal CIO

“President Joe Biden is appointing Clare Martorana, a veteran of the U.S. Digital Service and a former health tech executive, to oversee White House efforts to upgrade the government’s creaky tech infrastructure. As Chief Information Officer for the United States, Martorana will be in charge of bolstering the federal government’s cybersecurity, modernizing IT systems, and making government websites more accessible for all citizens.” 

“Martorana has also been tasked with ensuring that digital election information and online voter registration are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities and people with limited understanding of English. This part of the role is particularly important for Biden, who recently issued an executive order that aims to strengthen voting access…” 

“… In October 2016, she joined the USDS’s team at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, where she led an effort to modernize the agency’s digital infrastructure and make it easier for veterans to access and manage their benefits online.” 

“At the VA, Martorana used the principles of human-centered design to bring veterans into the process of designing and developing technology. “From rebuilding Veteran-facing applications to creating a personalized dashboard where Veterans can see their benefits in one place, our approach was the same: Veterans were at the center of every decision we made,” wrote Martorana and USDS design director Kat Jurick about their work at the agency in 2019…” 

“ Martorana will work closely with deputy CIO and career civil servant Maria Roat in overseeing the Office of Electronic Government at the White House Office of Management and Budget..” 

Read the full article here. 

Source: Biden appoints Clare Martorana to lead the White House’s digital efforts – By Katharine Schwab, March 9, 2021. Fast Company. 

G2X TAKE: Looking to leverage Clare Martorana’s over 20 years of global Digital and General Management experience, including time with USDS working on Digital Modernization at VA and as Team & Product lead, a focus on human-centered design, and recent experience leading information at the Office of Personnel Management, the White House has appointed a new Federal CIO. In this role Clare will be charged with bolstering the Federal Government’s cybersecurity, modernizing IT systems, and making Government websites more accessible for all citizens. 

Prior roles include: 

  • Chief Information Officer – U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
  • Digital Service Team at the US Department of Veterans Affairs – US Digital Service 
  • EVP and GM, Consumer, Everyday Health Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) –  Everyday Health Inc. 

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