Deputy CIO, FNS, USDA
Rory D. Schultz is a 28 year federal employee with 22 years experience in IT customer service, 19 of which have been in leadership positions. He began his Federal career as a summer intern and research analyst with the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan Administration. After several summers, he returned as a GS-4 Research Analyst with the Records Management Branch at the Department of the Treasury. Over the next 27 years, he was steadily promoted through increasingly complex and more responsible positions.
Currently he holds the title of Deputy Chief Information Officer the Food and Nutrition and Consumer Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture. He is responsible for the complete scope of support including Infrastructure Operations Support and Customer Support, overseeing FNS’s network, mail and data servers, VTC, and telecommunications systems, and the IT Service Desk which provides end user support. Additionally, he is responsible for the complete range of Portfolio Management including project management, application development, and Strategic Planning. Finally he is also responsible for oversight of Security policies and processes to ensure the integrity of the FNCS network.