Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning IT and business executive with almost 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors.
Blumenthal is Chief Information Officer (CIO), Global Information Services at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, he served progressively as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Department of Justice at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and as Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) at the Department of Homeland Security for the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Coast Guard.
Blumenthal is known for spearheading CIO best practices including: “Leadership with Heart,“ The CIO Support Services Framework, and User-centric Enterprise Architecture. He has been honored with CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch Award, Information Management Magazine's Top 25 Information Managers, as a finalist for Government IT Executive of the Year, and as a winner of the Department of Homeland Security's Excellence Award.
Blumenthal is a recognized technology expert who shares his best practices for organizational transformation as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's CIO Institute, in his former magazine column, CIO Squared for Public CIO, and with his popular blog, The Total CIO (andyblumenthal.com), a must-read by FedTech.
Blumenthal is professionally certified as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Information Security Manager (CISM), Enterprise Architect (CEA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Federal Acquisition Certification-Program/Project Manager (FAC-P/PM) Level III Senior/Expert, e-Government Leader (EGOV), IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Information Technology, Information Management, and CompTIA A+ in Hardware & Operating Systems (A+). Further, he holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude from Baruch College.
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