IRS vet Mathur picked as Social Security CIO

Rajive Mathur has been appointed CIO of the Social Security Administration.
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Rajive Mathur has been appointed CIO of the Social Security Administration.

Mathur, who served as IRS’s director of online services for six years, will join SSA as deputy commissioner for systems and CIO, a politically appointed position, he confirmed to FedScoop.

“Rajive has significant expertise as a senior government and private sector executive driving large-scale transformation and handling highly complex and public-facing issues in a complex operating environment while driving innovation and change,” the spokeswoman said in an email. Mathur will start sometime in June, she said.

Prior to Mathur, Rob Klopp served as SSA CIO for nearly two years before departing in April. Deputy CIO Herb Strauss took over the CIO role in an acting capacity in Klopp’s absence.


At IRS, Mathur played an instrumental role in the implementation of the Get Transcript tool, which allows users to transfer tax info that’s needed elsewhere, like for federal student aid forms or a mortgage application, directly into those forms rather than manually.

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