Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

CIO Corner


Gary Washington
Chief Information Officer

Since September 2017, Gary Washington has been the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the USDA. Previously Mr. Washington was the CIO for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  Prior to that, Mr. Washington served as CIO and Director of the Information Technology Division for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Prior to his appointment as the USDA, APHIS and NRCS CIO, Mr. Washington was a portfolio manager in the Electronic Government Office in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for managing the Internal Effectiveness and Efficiency portfolio. Additionally, Mr. Washington managed the financial management, human resources and Infrastructure lines of business, and the E-gov initiatives.