Rory Schultz

Department of Agriculture

Rory D. Schultz is a 28 year federal employee with 22 years experience in IT customer service, 19 of which have been in leadership positions.  He began his Federal career as a summer intern and research analyst with the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan Administration.  After several summers, he returned as a GS-4 Research Analyst with the Records Management Branch at the Department of the Treasury.  Over the next 27 years, he was steadily promoted through increasingly complex and more responsible positions.

Currently he holds the title of Deputy Chief Information Officer the Food and Nutrition and Consumer Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture.  He is responsible for the complete scope of support including Infrastructure Operations Support and Customer Support, overseeing FNS’s network, mail and data servers, VTC, and telecommunications systems, and the IT Service Desk which provides end user support.  Additionally, he is responsible for the complete range of Portfolio Management including project management, application development, and Strategic Planning.  Finally he is also responsible for oversight of Security policies and processes to ensure the integrity of the FNCS network.

Prior to this position he served as the Chief Technology Officer for FNCS overseeing daily operations and the introduction of new technology to the Agency.  Before coming to FNCS he served as the Director, HQ IT Operations, and was responsible for the complete scope of end user computing at Treasury Headquarters, including the LAN, MAN and SAN, Service Desk, Desk side Support, Customer Advocates, Application Development and Maintenance, Wireless and VTC support, and Disaster Recovery.  Previously, he was also responsible for the Treasury Secure Data Network (TSDN) and Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network (TFIN), two classified networks which were subsequently established as a separate office after he developed the organizations.

Mr. Schultz  holds a degree in Political Science with a minor in Theater (useful attributes in Washington) and is also active in external organizations such as ACT-IAC (American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council), having graduated from the Partners program in 2008 and serving as a member of the ACT Executive Committee, and numerous leadership positions within Voyagers, Partners and Associates.  He serves on the Treasury Historical Association (THA) Board of Directors and is a docent for the historic Treasury Building on weekends. He is a strong advocate of personal growth and promotion from within, with many of his former staff now having moved into leadership roles of their own.  He encourages Industry-Government Partnerships, as evidenced by the successful ten year Seat Management contract which provided IT services to Treasury HQ until September 2009.

He is single and lives in Annandale VA with his two dogs, Reese and Lilly. An avid Giants and Yankees fan, his hobbies include reading  from his library of over 1000 volumes, gardening, online computer gaming, brewing beer, collecting fine cigars, and hiking and camping.

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Rory Schultz
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Food and Nutrition and Consumer Service
Department of Agriculture