The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has
named Ram Murthy as its Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As CIO, Mr. Murthy will head the RRB's Bureau
of Information Services and its more than 150 employees. In that capacity, he
will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the agency's
Information Resources Management program.
Mr. Murthy will also serve as a member of the
RRB's Executive Committee, which is responsible for day-to-day operations of the
agency and for making recommendations to the three-member Board on policy
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Murthy had
been Assistant Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys at the
Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. since September 2010. He previously
served as CIO for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of
Transportation from April 2008 to September 2010, and as Director of Application
Systems for the Peace Corps from March 2004 to April 2008.
A recipient of the Technology Leadership Award
from Government Computer News in May 2008, Mr. Murthy was also
named as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders by
Computer World in December 2007.
Before entering Federal service, Mr. Murthy
spent almost 16 years in the private sector as a senior-level engineer and
manager in information systems development and support.
Mr. Murthy received his Master of Science
degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark in Mechanical
Engineering (October 1983) and Computer Science (May 1984). At the time of his
appointment, he resided in Bowie, Maryland. Mr. Murthy is married and has two
He replaces Terri Morgan, who had been the RRB's CIO since January 2005. She
retired in May 2013 after more than nine years at the RRB and 37 years of
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An independent Federal agency headquartered in
Chicago, the RRB administers more than $11.4 billion a year in benefits under
the Federal Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Acts covering the
nation's railroad workers and their families.