The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) recently named Ram Murthy chief information officer to succeed Terri Morgan, who retired in May after serving as CIO since January 2005 and spending more than nine years at the board.
Murthy will head the RRB's Bureau of Information Services, oversee more than 150 employees and manage the agency's Information Resources Management program.
He most recently was assistant director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice. Murthy previously served as CIO for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Transportation and director of application systems for the Peace Corps.
Prior to entering federal service, he spent about 16 years in the private sector as a senior-level engineer and manager in information systems development and support.
An independent federal agency, the RRB administers more than $11.4 billion a year in benefits under the Federal Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Acts, which cover the nation's railroad workers and their families.
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