David S. Johanson, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), has announced that Keith B. Vaughn has been designated Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the USITC.
As CIO, Vaughn will serve as the principal information technology executive for the Commission and will direct and manage all USITC information technology activities.
Vaughn brings extensive experience to the position. He served as the USITC’s Acting CIO from January through September 2018. In that role, he developed and managed the agency’s information technology budget, worked with offices throughout the agency to ensure that their information technology requirements were met, strengthened the agency’s network security, and directed a number of crucial information technology modernization and enhancement efforts.
He joined the USITC in 2011 as its Chief Data Architect. While in that position, he provided guidance and input in the design, maintenance, development, reengineering, and replacement of all USITC data-related systems. Prior to his government service, Vaughn was a senior government contractor with several private sector firms, including The Ambit Group, SI International, and Zen Technology, Inc.
The USITC is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency. The agency investigates and makes determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry or violate U.S. intellectual property rights; provides independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade, and competitiveness to the President and the Congress; and maintains the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.