Richard A. Spires was appointed in September 2009 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this capacity, Mr. Spires is responsible for the department's $6.4 billion investment in Information Technology (IT). He leads and facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of the department's IT architecture. Mr. Spires is the chairman of the DHS Chief Information Officer Council and the Enterprise Architecture Board. He strongly supports the Secretary's goal of unifying and maturing DHS--one DHS, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations.