Jose Arrieta is the former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He oversaw $6.3B in IT investments, $800B in grants and $26B in Federal contracts in his last three years at HHS. He provided cyber security solutions for 174,000 people and a network that transacted with over 160 countries around the world. Jose led the creation and implementation of the largest public health surveillance capability in the United States during the pandemic and led the implementation of a national supervised machine learning effort to accurately distribute testing supplies and predict pandemic “hot spots” across the United States. He successfully defended the HHS network against multiple large scale nation state driven cyber-attacks.
He led the first three implementations of blockchain technology in the public sector in the United States, one of which was focused on reducing costs and speeding up procurement lifecycle. Jose was a cabinet level agency executive in the following positions: deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and grants, chief information officer, chief data officer, small business executive chief acquisition executive, and senior procurement executive.
Jose managed the largest contracting vehicle in the United States. He created and taught the first blockchain course (blockchain and cryptos) at Johns Hopkins University and taught business courses at University of Virginia and Prince George’s Community College. He founded small incubator called imagineeer when he left the Government and works with customers and advises start-ups in the following markets: healthcare, food, energy, climate change, streaming and analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing. He is a member of the Navy Secretary’s Science and Technology Advisory Board.