Chief Information Officer
Darren Ash serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of the Interior. For over 20 years, Mr. Ash has served as an IT expert in the public sector, implementing a wide range of IT and information management (IM) capabilities and enhancements and improved IT/IM budgeting, governance, and portfolio management processes.
Previously, Mr. Ash served as the Assistant CIO for USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area, CIO for USDA’s Farm Service Agency, CIO of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Associate CIO (ACIO) at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Ash started his Federal career with the Internal Revenue Service and then moved to the Department of Treasury, prior to serving at the Department of Transportation.
A native of California, he received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from The American University, a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology.