Perryn B. Ashmore

Former HHS CIO and Industry Executive Director, US Federal Government, Executive PMO


In September 2021 joined Oracle as the Industry Executive Director, US Federal Government, Executive PMO.

From September 2020 through May 2021, Perryn Ashmore was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

As HHS CIO, Perryn provided leadership and oversight of the information technology (IT) systems and security activities for a workforce of over 83,000. As the head of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), he led the Department’s efforts in developing and implementing IT policies, managing high priority projects, and planning strategic IT investments. As the CIO, Perryn also provided leadership and oversight of the Department’s $6.3B IT portfolio in support of its expansive mission to enhance the health and well-being of Americans. Perryn’s experience in hands-on IT management spans over 30 years of Federal service, in addition to being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Perryn came to HHS in July 2014 and has worked in multiple capacities. Immediately prior to becoming the CIO, Perryn served as the Principal Deputy CIO and Customer Experience Executive, as well as Executive Director of OCIO’s Office of Operations. Prior to that and most notably, he served in the Office of Human Resources and was responsible for the successful implementation of Enterprise Human Capital Management, the major upgrade of the HHS human resources management system.

Before HHS, Perryn worked for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in their tailored platforms and data area. Perryn also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and at the General Services Administration (GSA), serving GSA as the Deputy Federal Acquisition Service CIO and Chief Technology Officer.