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Steve H. Holden, Ph.D.

Associate CIO for IT Policy & Oversight

Steve Holden is the Associated CIO for IT Policy and Oversight at the Department of Transportation.  He has over 30 years of experience, spanning federal service, academia and consulting. As a consultant, he has served as a subject matter expert (SME) on IT management policy, FITARA, e-government, organizational change, and strategy. He has led teams supporting transformation as a civil servant and consultant at a variety of federal departments, bureaus and agencies.   

Previously, Steve worked a consultant at Octo Consulting and Touchstone Consulting Group. He was also an assistant professor of information systems at UMBC. Steve’s work experience includes serving as a senior executive at the Internal Revenue Service in the Electronic Tax Administration organization and the program management office for Tax Systems Modernization.  He also worked ten years at the Office of Management and Budget and he began his career in 1983 as a Presidential Management Intern with the Naval Sea Systems Command. Steve also served as the project manager for the ACT-IAC FITARA project.