HHS Chief Technology Officer Ed Simcox announces departure

“Ed Simcox is stepping down as Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) effective Friday, Feb. 14. HHS had no information late today about who may take over on an acting basis.”

“He joined the agency in 2017 as Deputy CTO, and was elevated to CTO in 2018. From August 2018 to May 2019 he also served as Acting CIO, until the appointment of Jose Arietta as CIO.”

“Simcox will head back to the private sector, but did not specify his next landing spot…”

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Source: Ed Simcox Stepping Down as CTO at HHS, Feb 13, 2020. MeriTalk.

G2X TAKE: While the rumor mill grumblings about this possible move had been heating up of late, the official word came late this afternoon that Ed Simcox, a highly regarded technology leader, is departing. This is a big loss for the Agency. Stay tuned for more to follow soon on his next steps and who replaces him.


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