National Archives (USA) Has New Chief Information Officer

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

US Archivist David Ferriero announced a new Chief Information Officer at the National Archives: Mike Walsh- effective March 27, 2011. Previously Mr. Walsh had 7 years of experience as the CIO of the U.S. Government Printing Office. Prior to joining the federal government Mr., Walsh worked in the private sector for 26 years with Eastman Kodak Company.

As the Open Government Executive/Chief Information Officer, Walsh will be responsible for leading projects and programs, and developing information systems and tools that will help customers discover NARA's holdings. In addition, he will oversee our IT security and applied research initiatives.

Charles Piercy the Acting CIO since this past July will resume his duties as Deputy CIO until he officially becomes the Executive for Business Support Services.

As of this posting there was no press release posted on the National Archives website.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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