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GovernmentCIO was founded in 2010 with a single purpose: to transform government IT. Our team combines legacy experience in the federal space with innovation and disruptive approaches that make Silicon Valley great. By blending those two cultures, GovernmentCIO has the connections we need to navigate government bureaucracy, while leveraging futuristic design, development and technology solutions that can transform how federal agencies manage their IT. Our unique culture and proven track record of success are essential for federal agencies to bring critical government services within reach of its citizens.

Our vision

GovernmentCIO leverages our powerful media and research division to be at the forefront of digital innovation. We bring together the brightest stars in the industry to forecast developing opportunities and challenges, then harness our high-performing teams to create innovative digital solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations in every way.

Our mission

We transform government IT so federal agencies can focus on serving their citizens easily and efficiently. From NASA to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. military, we use Agile methodologies to create and execute innovative solutions to make dramatic changes in more than 1,000 federal facilities. We are thought leaders in data analytics, machine learning, cybersecurity and IT transformation.

We embrace our core principles.

Prioritize people

GCIO’s success is dependent on the success of our staff and the service they provide. We hire high-quality, driven staff and give them the tools and opportunities they need to deliver for our customer while growing and prospering in their careers.

We believe in a healthy work-life balance that allows us to retain our staff year after year.

Execute Agile

We are firmly dedicated to using an Agile work environment to drive our teams’ innovation and planning. Agile workflows include two-week “sprints” in which teams determine what work needs to be completed, identifies potential roadblocks and shifts gears instantly to create solutions. We find that Agile workflows provide accountability and results that our customers value the most.

Create for customers

Our first and foremost mission in transforming IT is to work with our customers to find unique solutions. Our team members love finding new solutions to help our customers work better and more efficiently. And we’re with them every step of the way because we always want our work to exceed expectations.

Our leadership

Brian Moran
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Moran co-founded GovernmentCIO in 2010 to fill a thought leadership void in federal IT contracting. He now leads the company’s efforts to transform government IT by making it easier for federal agencies to efficiently solve information technology challenges and improve performance. He often takes a prominent role in government-industry advisory panels and he enjoys promoting IT through higher education.

William Giandoni
Chief Strategy Officer

William Giandoni is a well-respected strategist and thought leader. He brings nearly 20 years of professional consulting experience to GovernmentCIO. Having consulted for both private companies and the federal government, he offers a unique skillset that incorporates industry standards and best practices within the confines of the federal space.

Stephen Hughes
Chief Financial Officer

Steven Hughes joined GovernmentCIO in 2018, and brings more than 25 years of experience in growing, leading and developing highly successful enterprises. He was most recently executive vice president, board member and chief financial officer at Schafer Corporation; he also worked for 28 years at SRA International rising from systems analyst to vice president of finance and then CFO, when he took the company public in 2002.

Kristin Gill
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to coming to GovernmentCIO in 2016, Kristin Gill held key acquisition roles for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She led numerous multimillion-dollar source selections with the U.S. Army and audit contracting actions overseas. At the VA, she served as chief of acquisition execution for the Office of Information and Technology Product Development.

Michael Hoffman
President, GCIO Media & Research

Michael Hoffman is president of GovernmentCIO Media & Research. He joined the company 2017 after leading Tandem National Security Innovations, a community of startups and small businesses working with government agencies. He previously was managing editor at, and he spent five years as a defense reporter at Military Times and Defense News.

Andrew Underhill
Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Underhill has more than 20 years of experience spanning business development, solution development and professional services in the U.S. and Europe. He joined GovernmentCIO in 2016 from Systems Made Simple, where he helped create solutions for more than $800 million in business while contributing to more than $1.4 billion of business won with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Erin Mirsky

Erin Mirsky is an accomplished public sector executive with proven success in technology modernization, strategic growth and digital solutions across civil, health, defense and intelligence markets. She has an extensive public sector network and has established trusted relationships with government executives, procurement professionals, integrators, product companies and small businesses. She joined GovernmentCIO in 2018.

Megha Chokshi

Megha Chokshi is a dynamic leader with more than 15 years of progressive experience in business operations, account management and leading strategic planning initiatives. She has a deep understanding of federal agencies and integrators, and has led multidisciplinary teams within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service. She joined GovernmentCIO in 2019.

Jason Windsor
Chief Health Information Officer

Jason Windsor is a retired U.S. Army colonel with nearly 27 years’ experience as a commander, clinical business executive, health care information technology subject matter expert, and career nurse specialist. He has experience throughout the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House and other federal agencies. He has board certifications in clinical specialties, healthcare IT, and project management.

Ryan Elliot
Vice President, Defense Health/MHS

Ryan Elliott has more than 20 years of strategy, business development and capture experience in the commercial and federal government sectors, focusing largely in the health and management consulting space. At GovernmentCIO, he leads full and open federal business development growth efforts across multiple federal agencies.

Alexander Brown
SVP, DHS, and Other Civil Agencies

Alex Brown is a seasoned technology consulting executive and business leader with more than 20 years of experience in building and leading multidisciplinary technology solutions teams. He oversees GovernmentCIO’s development and delivery of IT strategy and emerging technologies across the federal space. He successfully led large-scale, high-profile transformation and modernization efforts for various organizations.

Erin Squires
Chief of Staff to the CEO

Erin Squires has 13 years of cross-functional experience in the public and private sectors. She brings a background in government consulting in strategy and operations as a consultant with Deloitte and Booz Allen. She also was a public finance investment banker and worked for two mission-driven start-ups in San Francisco, as lead banker for the west coast of Neighborly and interim chief of staff/VP of finance for Samasource.

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