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Rajive Mathur to Step Down as SSA CIO; SSA Administrator Andrew Saul Quoted

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Rajive Mathur
Rajive Mathur CIO SSA

Rajive Mathur, deputy commissioner and chief information officer at the Social Security Administration (SSA), will step down as CIO on Oct. 26th but will continue to work at SSA through the end of 2020 as a senior adviser within the commissioner’s office.

Mathur joined SSA in June 2017 from the IRS, where he served as director of online services. He led efforts to update SSA’s IT modernization plan early this year.

“His effective leadership to transition the agency to remote work in response to the pandemic is notable. More broadly, Rajive’s work on digital identity/services, cybersecurity, and modernization has set the foundation for a modern IT organization which is delivering better SSA services to the public,” SSA Commissioner Andrew Saul said in an email to staff obtained by the publication.

Saul said Sean Brune, assistant deputy commissioner and deputy CIO at SSA, will succeed Mathur as the agency’s deputy commissioner and CIO.

Since his move to SSA in 2004, Brune has been responsible for the agency's IT modernization initiatives with a focus on improving services to beneficiaries, including the deployment of the Disability Case Processing System using an Agile approach.