The US Department of Housing and Urban Development appointed Jerry E. Williams as its new Chief Information Officer. Williams is filling the vacancy left in December by Lisa Schlosser, who currently works under the Environmental Protection Agency. In his new postition Williams will manage a $379.2 million budget and 265 employees as well as modernize and develop HUD’s old information systems.
Williams previously served as deputy Chief Information Officer to the US Department of Interior. Williams was also the Director of Financial Improvement for the Director of National Intelligence. In that position Williams led the financial and management activities for the intelligence community. Williams was previously CIO and deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, acting CIO for the U.S. Small Business Administration and chief of the Budget Federal Financial Management Systems Branch at the Office of Management and Budget.
Noting the outdated information system of the HUD, HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims said, “The extensive knowledge and the expertise Jerry brings is critical to the transformation of this Agency. IT improvements are critical to Secretary Donovan’s vision of an improved HUD. Enhanced IT systems can undoubtedly improve the speed, delivery and the results of HUD’s significant housing and community development programs.”