Andrea Norris

Andrea T. Norris

Director, Center for Information Technology

Chief Information Officer, National Institutes of Health

Andrea Norris serves as the Director, Center for Information Technology (CIT), and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at NIH. As the NIH CIO, she leads key trans-NIH strategic initiatives and oversees the NIH cybersecurity program. She is also responsible for NIH’s $1 billion IT portfolio that supports scientific research and discovery and directs the implementation of the STRIDES Initiative, which aims to accelerate biomedical advances through improved access to large datasets.

As the Director for CIT, 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.

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, Norris was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Management for NASA, providing senior leadership and management of the agency’s complex $2 billion information technology portfolio.

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

Norris has a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in Information Systems Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary.

Stacie Alboum

Stacie Alboum

Deputy Director,

Center for Information Technology

Stacie Alboum is the Deputy Director for the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at NIH. In this role, Alboum provides leadership, management, and oversight for CIT’s enterprise computational infrastructure and services supporting NIH’s biomedical research mission.

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.

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, she was recognized as one of “DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech” in 2014.

Before joining NSF, 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.

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.

Alboum holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, both from West Virginia University.

Office of Administrative Management

Jill Gaffey

Executive Officer

Kevin Davis

Deputy Executive Officer

Office of IT Services Management


Office of Intramural Research

Andy Baxevanis (Acting)

Scientific Director

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