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 issues.
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 grown children.
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 Federal service.
# # #
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.