Kirit Amin serves as the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) as of February 2012 Kirit Amin served as the Chief Information Officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs and Director for the Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST) at the US Department of State from June 2007 to February 2012. CST develops, installs, provides training, and supports CA’s information technology (IT) systems dispersed across 270+ worldwide locations.
As CA CIO and Director of CST, Mr. Amin was responsible for all CA IT programs, which support the agency’s mission of protecting the lives and interests of American citizens overseas and strengthening U.S. border security. Mr. Amin had a vision for creating a consolidated person-centric IT environment, capable of adapting to new and emerging business requirements. The Bureau of Consular Affairs serves as the public face of the Department of State for millions of United States citizens and foreign nationals around the world.
Mr. Amin has more than 35 years of experience in the Federal IT arena in the management, leadership, engineering, design, implementation and direction of large systems integration projects, including the application of current technology to secure data and network communications. Prior to joining the public service in June 2007, Mr. Amin held key IT Technical and Management positions in the private sector at Nortel/PEC Solutions, Vector Research, Inc., and Computer Sciences Corporation. He is also the founder, former President, and CEO of InfoTec, Inc.
Mr. Amin holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MS University and received his Executive Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2005. He is married and has a grown up daughter who is an alumni of Virginia Tech and has followed her father’s path into the Federal IT world.