Interview with Susan H. Swart, CIO, Department of State

Submitted by master on Sun, 04/01/2012

Susan H. Swart, a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the Department of State in February 2008. As Chief Information Officer (CIO), she is responsible for the Department's information resources and technology initiatives and provides core information, knowledge management, and information technology (IT) services to the Department of State.
Prior to assuming the CIO position, she was the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Business, Planning and Customer Service and the Chief Knowledge Officer from April 2006. From 1989, when she joined the Foreign Service, to 2006, she served in a number of positions in Washington and overseas, including the Dean of the School of Applied Information Technology (SAIT) at the Foreign Service Institute. Prior to her SAIT assignment, she served as Information Management Officer in Cairo, Egypt; Special Assistant in the Bureau of Administration (A); Office Director for Customer Service, Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) and Deputy Executive Director in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP). Her overseas Information Management assignments also include Caracas, Venezuela.