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Farhan Khan
Leadership Role
OIMT/Office of Technology and Delivery Director - Office of Digital Transformation

Farhan Khan
Farhan Khan

As FDA's Chief Digital Officer for Food and Drugs Administration Faran Khan leads digital transformation and modernization efforts to align innovative technologies with mission goals.
Just Prior to his assignment as Chief Digital Officer, Farhan served as the Director of Architecture, Data and Engineering at the US Army Headquarters. As an SES member, he advised senior leadership on $18 billion in IT investments, forged strategic partnerships, and spearheaded enterprise architecture and data governance initiatives. Mr. Khan ran Information Management Systems business operations and acquisitions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where he led strategic planning for budgeting, acquisition, implementation and maintenance of mission systems for the corporation. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Technology officer (CTO) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he was responsible for managing data center operations, networking, telecommunication, security, technology acquisitions, cloud computing, office automation, policy development, and customer application support. Previous to that assignment, he was the director of operations and engineering at the Department of Transportation where he directed the information technology (IT) transformation and enterprise architecture program, stabilizing and modernizing that department’s mobility landscape and networks. Mr. Khan also served as the Acting Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, where he was in charge of overall IT program and Data Center management, cross-functional resource management, and IT budgeting and implementation to meet business goals. Mr. Khan created a modernized mobile environment, introducing smart devices to allow users to connect from anywhere at any time. Mr. Khan also implemented a disaster recovery and continuity of operations solution that improved network availability and eliminated various annually recurring expenses. He was further responsible for managing data, deploying tools for processing petabytes of unstructured data. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Khan led and managed the security and operations for systems infrastructure at the Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Here he introduced platform and infrastructure as a service for various different agencies, and was instrumental in devising an economical and dynamic charge-back model for IT services. Mr. Khan holds a Master of Science in Information Management Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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