Written byDavid Stegon
Kirit Amin, former chief information officer for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, has joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development last month as chief technology & innovation officer.
Amin left the Bureau of Consular Affairs in November after citing frustration with senior management decisions and the refusal to change the way the agency operated. He worked for State Department CIO Susan Swart for a short time before joining HUD last month.
Kirit Amin is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Amin served as the Chief Information Officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs and Director for the Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST) at the US Department of State.
CST develops, installs, provides training, and supports CA’s information technology (IT) systems dispersed across 270+ worldwide locations.
As CA CIO and Director of CST, Mr. Amin is responsible for all CA IT programs, which support the agency’s mission of protecting the lives and interests of American citizens overseas and strengthening U.S. border security. Mr. Amin has a vision for creating a consolidated person-centric IT environment, capable of adapting to new and emerging business requirements. The Bureau of Consular Affairs serves as the public face of the Department of State for millions of United States citizens and foreign nationals around the world.
Mr. Amin has more than 30 years of experience in the management, leadership, engineering, design, implementation and direction of large systems integration projects, including the application of current technology to secure data and network communications. Prior to joining CST in June 2007, Mr. Amin held key IT management positions at Nortel PEC Solutions, Vector Research, Inc., and Computer Sciences Corporation. He is also the founder, former President, and CEO of InfoTec, Inc.
Mr. Amin holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MS University and received his Executive Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland. He is married and has a daughter who is an alumni of Virginia Tech and has followed her father’s path into the Federal IT world.