Nuclear Regulatory Commission gets new CIO

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CIO David Nelson is moving to head up the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s IT department.

“David’s lengthy experience with the government’s use of information technology will help the NRC keep pace with today’s interconnected world,” Victor McCree, executive director for operations, said in a statement. “We’re glad to have him on board.”

Nelson’s start date as NRC CIO has not yet been finalized.

Nelson has been with CMS since 2004, during which time he served in a variety of roles, including leading efforts to fix the long-troubled HealthCare.gov.

“Nelson managed the Centers’ $2.6 billion portfolio of applications, trusted data exchanges and other information technology,” the statement says.

Before his work at CMS, Nelson worked in the private sector, where he co-founded two broadband development companies. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Nelson will replacing acting NRC CIO Frederick Brown, who has been in that role since Darren Ash moved earlier this year to serve as the CIO of the Farm Service Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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