Dr. Elamin Osman
Dr. Elamin Osman assumed the position of Deputy Assistant Chief Information Officer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO) in September 2019. In this role, Dr. Osman is responsible for assisting the CIO leading the Information Technology (IT) modernization efforts for OCIO and ensuring the Agency’s IT needs are met. As part of OCIO, Dr. Osman’s efforts support FSIS’ Strategic Goal 3: Achieve Operational Excellence.
Dr. Osman has more than 20 years of experience providing IT support and services in the private and public sectors – 14 of those years were spent with FSIS where he served in various positions within OCIO. He joined FSIS in 2005 as a Senior Systems Engineer and was promoted to a Deputy Director of the IT Infrastructure and Operation Division in 2009.
In 2010, Dr. Osman was selected to serve as FSIS’ first Chief Information Security Officer and has played a critical role in securing the Agency’s infrastructure. During this time, he also acted as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining federal service, Dr. Osman worked in academia as a Professor of Information Technology.
Dr. Osman has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Econometrics from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and a PhD in Monetary Economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C.