HHS recruits State Department CIO to serve as ASPR Deputy COO

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G2X TAKE: After a 5-year stint as CIO for the State Department Global Information Services group and another five with DHS prior to that, this senior IT Exec takes on a new role as Deputy Chief Operating Office for the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Firms focused on IT at HHS will be working to connect with Andy Blumenthal as he is certain to utilize his IT expertise as he tackles this new role. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

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