Sivak Named New HHS CTO

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 14, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Bryan Sivak as the department’s next chief technology officer. Sivak, currently chief innovation officer for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the former chief technology officer for the District of Columbia, will join HHS next month and also serve as tech entrepreneur-in-residence.

“Working in partnership with Chief Technology Officer of the United States Todd Park, Bryan will ensure that the Department’s innovation initiatives continue to move ahead at full speed. We will benefit tremendously from his creativity, experience, and fresh ideas as we continue our work to harness the power of data and technology to improve the health of the nation,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.

Sivak replaces Park who was named the U.S. chief technology officer in March. It’s also the second major hiring for the department’s technology branch as Frank Baitman was named the agency’s chief information officer, replacing Michael Carleton in March...