August 30, 2010
News Release 10-095
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Andrew C. Martin has been designated as the agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Martin will serve as the principal information management advisor to the Commission and direct all USITC information management activities.

Martin served as the Chief Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prior to joining the USITC. In that position, he directed all information technology operations for the FCC. Previously, he was the Associate Managing Director in the FCC's Office of the Managing Director, serving as the senior advisor to the Managing Director on all FCC information technology activities and assets. Earlier, Martin held several positions in the FCC's Wireless Bureau, starting in 1999 as a Program Analyst and progressing to the Bureau's Deputy Division Chief. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1994 to 1998, and he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Martin earned a master of business administration degree with honors from Columbia University and holds a bachelor of science in systems engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Alexandria, VA, with his wife and two children.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The USITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The USITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.