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Todd Simpson

CIO, FDA

Mr. Simpson is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington, DC. In this role, Mr. Simpson is responsible for providing information technology services and support to approximately 20,000 federal personnel and contractors that comprise the FDA community throughout the continental United States and internationally.

Mr. Simpson has more than 24 years of information technology (IT) leadership and management experience from the private sector and in the federal government. He has managed at the executive level in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development and operational efficiency.

Mr. Simpson began his career in the United States Air Force serving 3 years active duty and 3 years active reserve.

Mr. Simpson worked in the IT field as a systems analyst, Senior Technical Advisor, IT manager and CIO in the private sector for 18 years.

In 2010, Mr. Simpson began his federal government career as the CIO for the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. As the CIO, he led the Information Technology and Litigation Support units which supported over 2,000 investigators. 

In 2014, Mr. Simpson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) as the Associate Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Mr. Simpson earned his Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University in Pennsylvania, and his Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Resource Management from Ohio State University.

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