Ann T. Speyer Named Chief Information Officer

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Ann T. Speyer is named Chief Information Officer. She had served as Acting Chief Information Officer since the retirement of Dennis Shaw in September of 2006. Since August of 2005, she had served as Chief Technology Officer in charge of bringing free public wireless technology to museums and gardens on the National Mall and more than doubling the enterprise storage capacity required for digital assets that preserve and provide access to Smithsonian collections. Before joining the Smithsonian, Speyer was the director of business technology optimization for the Program Support Center at the Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland. At HHS, she led a number of enterprise initiatives related to the president's management agenda and the department's "One HHS" vision. From 2000 to 2003, she was the vice president for development and operations at Gelco Information Network in Reston, Virginia, and served as the director of PeopleSoft Consulting at PeopleSoft Inc. from 1997 to 2000, during which she established a federal consulting organization that specialized in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for government clients. In addition, she has held various positions in the information technology industry with Litton/PRC, Andersen Consulting, KPMG Peat Marwick and General Dynamics. Speyer received her bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Mississippi College in 1983. Speyer left the Smithsonian in 2011 and was succeeded by Deron Burba.


  • Burba, Deron
  • Speyer, Ann T
  • Shaw, Dennis R
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer


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US Federal News Service, February 21, 2007

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February 18, 2007


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