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Rajiv Uppal


Rajiv Uppal is the Director of the Office of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  In this capacity, Rajiv provides leadership across the enterprise in all areas of information technology, including security and privacy, enterprise architecture, and IT investment planning.  Rajiv is a visionary technology executive with 25+ years of experience in enterprise software, leading development from concept to launch of software applications, managing large, complex IT programs, steering IT strategic planning and applying best practices in IT management.   Prior to joining CMS, Rajiv served as part of the US Digital Service team at the Department of Homeland Security, working on transformation initiatives such as the Trusted Traveler and Single Window projects.

Over the course of his career, Rajiv has fostered highly effective leadership teams and developed relationships with major investors including venture capital firms, government entities and Fortune 500 companies, and has created multiple technology platforms acquired by industry leaders such as IBM.

Rajiv holds a Master’s degree in Systems Science from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.