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Friday, June 22, 2007

Taking over as HHS CIO, Carleton comes full circle

General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Michael Carleton will take over July 23 as CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he began his federal career.

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced Carleton as his choice for CIO and deputy assistant secretary for information technology at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology.

Carleton replaces Charles Havekost, who resigned earlier this month to take a position at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

Carleton will oversee the department’s IT resources, program systems and infrastructure. He will also promote performance gains using enterprise architecture, capital planning and investment. Among other issues, HHS is consolidating data centers, modernizing Medicare claims processing, standardizing Medicare financial management systems, promoting the establishment of a nationwide health information network and transforming business systems at the National Institutes of Health.

-Mary Mosquera, GovernmentLeader.com

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