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Karl Mathias

CIO, Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Leadership

Karl Mathias joined the Department of Health and Human Services as its chief information officer in March, the eighth such person to take the role in the past seven years. Mathias brought with him to the role a deep background in senior federal IT leadership roles as CIO of the U.S. Marshals Service, and other senior IT roles at the Pentagon, including as deputy director of headquarters Air Force information management. In the early going, Mathias has been focused on departmentwide IT strategy and aligning the work of HHS’s many component CIOs, as well as boosting the department’s cybersecurity and recruiting talented technologists to serve at HHS.