Department of Commerce
Simon Szykman was named Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Commerce in May 2010. As the Department’s CIO, Szykman is responsible for providing leadership, establishing policy, and maintaining oversight for the information technology investments that support the diverse portfolio of programs across the Commerce Department’s dozen bureaus. Szykman most recently served over three years as the CIO of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to his work at Commerce, Szykman served in two separate assignments at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and worked at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Department’s first Director of Cyber Security R&D.