​ About the CIO​ - Andrea Norris

AndreaNorrisBluev3.pngMs. Norris serves as the Director, CIT and Chief Information Officer at NIH. In these roles, she is responsible for leading information and information technology initiatives to support scientific research and administrative and management priorities related to the NIH network, high-performance scientific computing and bioinformatics research programs, data center services, and business solutions and​ applications.

Ms. Norris comes to the NIH from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she was responsible for establishing​ the Foundation’s strategy, policies, and programs and managing its information technology systems and services.

Prior to joining NSF, Ms. Norris was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), providing senior leadership and management of the Agency’s complex $2 billion information technology portfolio.

Prior to joining the federal government, Ms. Norris was a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton and served on the President’s Private Sector Commission on Cost Control.

Ms. Norris was the 2008 recipient of the President’s Meritorious Service Award.

Ms. Norris has a M.B.A. with a major in Information Systems Management from the George Washington University and a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary.​

About the Deputy Director - Dennis Papula

PapulaDennis.png Dennis has a wide range of  IT leadership experience in the Federal government. Prior to NIH, Dennis served as the Chief Technology Officer for HHS's Program Support Center, a government-wide shared services organization where he was responsible for new technology initiatives and developing partnerships with business lines, stakeholders, and customers. For his PSC work, he was recognized with a Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 award and FedScoop 50 award for Federal Leadership.

​Dennis was previously the Director for Enterprise Strategy and Governance at the HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer. In this role, he led the HHS enterprise-level information technology architecture, strategic planning, governance, and policy functions, including Section 508; managed the creation of HHS's first unified IT Strategic Plan; and developed a revitalized IT Portfolio governance/architecture for HHS's nearly $6 billion annual IT portfolio. Before that, he spent almost nine years at the US General Services Administration in key leadership roles in IT and shared services. He started his Federal career in a grants program at the US Department of Education. 

Dennis holds a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a graduate of the National Defense University's Chief Information Officer program and recently completed a Federal CIO Council executive program.  ​

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