The Office of the Director manages and evaluates CIT's programs, policies, and procedures, and provides analysis and guidance for developing IT services and systems.
The Office of Administrative Management supports CIT finance, human resources, contracts, acquisition, procurement, communication, and administration.
The Office of IT Services Management directs 10 service areas that provide NIH with a variety of IT services such as user support, identity and access management, high-performance computing, and network cabling.
Through its five laboratories, the Office of Intramural Research provides scientific and technical expertise to NIH’s Intramural Research Program by developing and delivery custom applications and tools that solve complex biomedical and clinical research problems.
Andrea T. Norris
Director, Center for Information Technology
Chief Information Officer, National Institutes of Health
Ms. 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.
Center for Information Technology
Stacie Alboum is the Deputy Director for CIT. In this role, Ms. Alboum provides leadership, management, and coordination for CIT's programs, services, and computational service program. She ensures NIH stays current with innovative and unique information technologies and capabilities, and provides reliable and cost-effective services and solutions to the NIH community and other federal customers.
Ms. Alboum collaborates with top-level officials across NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies to develop strategies and resolve complex crosscutting technical issues to accomplish NIH’s mission. She is responsible for implementing the IT policies, mandates, and programs put forth by the NIH Chief Information Officer into the systems and services necessary to support computational bioscience and engineering initiatives. In addition, she plans, coordinates, allocates, and assesses CIT resources to best support NIH strategic goals.
Prior to joining NIH, Ms. Alboum was at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she managed NSF’s $100 million IT portfolio of mission-critical infrastructure, services and initiatives, and a multi-sector technology workforce of 500 people. While at NSF, she led and managed the delivery and performance of agency-wide IT services including network, datacenter operations, software and systems engineering, information security, and help desk support. She established new strategies and approaches for high-quality service delivery through collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, other research agencies, and the broad scientific research community. Based on her successes, she was recognized as one of “DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech” in 2014.
Before joining NSF, Ms. Alboum was at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, where she managed a large portfolio of presidential technology initiatives and policy areas. In this role, Ms. Alboum worked with 30 federal agencies to implement government-wide initiatives in broad areas including IT program management, grants management, and interoperable communications.
Ms. Alboum also served in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Energy, where she provided a wide range of business, information, and program management support.
Ms. Alboum holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from West Virginia University.
Office of Administrative Management
Deputy Executive Officer
Office of IT Services Management
Office of Intramural Research
Benes Trus (Acting)