W. Hord Tipton, the Interior Department’s chief information officer, said today that he is leaving the agency after 2006.
Tipton said he took inventory of what he had accomplished since assuming the position in 2002 and felt it was time to try something new.
The announcement is not official, he said, so the department has not made any decisions as to when or if he will be replaced.
Leading by example, Tipton is a Certified Information System Security Information Professional, an Information System Security Engineering Professional, a Certification and Accreditation Professional, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is also certified in systems administration through the Committee of National Security Systems.
Tipton previously was Bureau of Land Management CIO and a BLM state director. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 13 years as an engineer at Union Carbide and Swift Chemical.