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, Center for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the National Institutes of Health. As the NIH CIO, she provides oversight of NIH’s $1 billion IT portfolio that supports scientific research and discovery.
As the Director, Center for Information Technology, she is responsible for managing a broad range of NIH-wide information and information technology services, including a new state-of-the-market high-speed research network infrastructure, a high-performance scientific computing system ranked as one the top supercomputers in the world by Top500, cloud-based collaboration and communication platforms and tools, bioinformatics research programs, data center services, business solutions and applications, and 24/7 operations of NIH’s distributed IT environment.
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 Master of Business Administration with a major in Information Systems Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of William and Mary.
Center for Information Technology
Stacie Alboum is the Deputy Director for CIT at NIH. In this role, Ms. Alboum provides leadership, management, and oversight for CIT’s enterprise computational infrastructure and services supporting NIH’s biomedical research mission.
Ms. Alboum works with NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers and the Department of Health and Human Services to develop innovative strategies and solutions 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. She plans, allocates, and assesses CIT resources to best support NIH and CIT strategic goals.
Ms. Alboum came to NIH from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she served in various capacities including Chief of IT Security, Architecture, Policies, and Plans, and the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. In these roles, she managed NSF’s IT portfolio of mission-critical infrastructure, services and initiatives, and established new strategies and approaches for high-quality, cost-effective IT service delivery. She accomplished this through partnerships and collaboration within NSF and with other research agencies and the broad scientific research community.
Based on her successes, Ms. Alboum was recognized as one of “DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech” in 2014.
Before joining NSF, Ms. Alboum served in various capacities at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, including IT Policy Analyst, E-Government Portfolio Manager, and Executive Assistant to the Administrator for E-Government and IT. She managed a large portfolio of presidential technology initiatives and policy areas and worked across 30 federal agencies on strategies and plans to implement them. Her areas of expertise included IT program management and grants management.
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)