Mr. Richard Spires served as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2009 till 2013. During that time he also served as Vice-Chair of the Federal CIO Council. Mr. Spires held a number of positions at the IRS from 2004 through 2008, including CIO and Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support. He has won a number of awards for his leadership in IT, to include the 2016 ACT-IAC Leadership Award and the 2012 Fed 100 Government Executive Eagle Award. He is a former Executive Chair of IAC.