Presented by Richard A. Spires
Learning Tree Instructor & Author
Former Learning Tree CEO, Former CIO at U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Former CIO, IRS
Richard has been in the IT field for more than thirty years, with eight years in federal government service. He has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as CIO for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He led the IRS’s Business Systems Modernization program for two and half years, one of the largest and most complex information technology modernization efforts ever undertaken.
Richard’s private sector career includes providing program management and IT services to the government, telecommunications, and financial services markets. Richard has won a number of awards for his leadership in IT, including: 2012 Fed 100 Government Executive Eagle Award, TechAmerica’s 2012 Government Executive of the Year, and Government Computer News 2011 Civilian Government Executive of the Year.
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