FDA CIO heads to HHS headquarters for a new role as chief product officer

In the CPO job, Simpson will focus on exploring new and emerging technologies.
HHS's Hubert Humphrey building. (Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

Todd Simpson has a new gig at the Department of Health and Human Services headquarters. Starting this month, Simpson, the CIO at the Food and Drug Administration, will change roles to serve as the HHS’s first chief product officer.

HHS CIO Beth Killoran spoke about the move while taking part in a panel discussion with Federal News Radio.

In the CPO job, Simpson will focus on exploring new and emerging technologies, like microservices, artificial intelligence, robotics and other capabilities.

Simpson has served as FDA CIO since May 2015. There he focused on cloud migration, employed agile methodology and explored how mobile technology can aid in the FDA’s mission.


Craig Taylor, the FDA’s chief information security officer, will fill in as CIO on an acting basis.

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