Steven C. Taylor, a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, was appointed as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of State on August 1, 2012, and was appointed by the Secretary of State on April 3, 2013. As CIO, he is responsible for the Department’s information resources and technology initiatives and provides core information, knowledge management, and technology (IT) services to the Department of State and its 260 overseas missions. He is directly responsible for the Information Resource Management (IRM) Bureau's budget of $750 million, and oversees State’s total IT/ knowledge management budget of approximately one billion dollars.
Preceding his assignment as CIO, he was the Department’s Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and Chief Technology Officer of Operations from June, 2011.
Mr. Taylor served in a number of prominent positions in the Department, including Minister Counselor, Director of the Department’s Worldwide Messaging Systems Office, SMART Program Director, and Counselor for Communication and Technology. Prior to his DCIO assignment, he served as Management Counselor in Cairo and Athens. His other overseas assignments include Baghdad, Berlin, Bonn, London, Moscow, and Rabat.
Mr. Taylor joined the Foreign Service in 1988. He is a native of Rhode Island and holds both a Bachelors in Business Management and Masters in Management Information Systems from Boston University.