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Richard Spires

Principal

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.