Acting Chief Information Officer and Branch Chief
As acting CIO, Jeff Shilling is responsible for the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of all NCI IT systems and their data. This includes maximizing the value, and assessing and managing the risks of information technology at NCI. In addition, Jeff leads the Infrastructure and Information Technology Operations Branch in NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. In this role, Jeff manages the centrally provided IT for the NCI enterprise, which includes server and endpoint hardware, COTS software, network, desktop support, and policies required to support NCI's scientific and administrative activities. These services play a critical role in advancing the NCI mission. Jeff believes that highly trained and knowledgeable IT support staff are the key to developing a productive work environment for the NCI. Jeff came to CBIIT from NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) where he served as an IT architect with a focus on translational research. Prior to joining NCI, Jeff worked as a biologist in a laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He made the transition to Information Technology, enjoying the diverse and fast-paced work, and moved to the Research Triangle area in North Carolina, working for NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program. After NIEHS, Jeff worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California. During his time at LLNL, he provided a full range of IT services with the Physics Directorate.