David J. Nelson serves as the Chief Information Officer.
Before joining the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2016, Mr. Nelson served as the Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Enterprise Information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He managed the CMS $2.6B information technology (IT) portfolio including complex ecosystem of applications and trusted data exchanges supporting Healthcare.gov, the Medicare Claims Processing, Medicaid Support, and Quality Reporting Systems. Mr. Nelson previously held several important roles at CMS including Director, Office of Enterprise Management; and Director, Data Analytics and Control Group for the Center for Program Integrity at CMS. The Data Analytics and Control Group is the CMS primary focal point for analytics related to fraud, waste, and abuse, and provides statistical and data analysis for program integrity issues in the original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plan, and Medicaid programs. He joined CMS in 2004 as the Director, Division of Call Center Systems, Office of External Affairs and Beneficiary Services.
Before joining CMS, Mr. Nelson served in a variety of challenging private sector leadership roles, including co-founder of two broadband development companies providing access to underserved markets in the U.S. Mr. Nelson also served in executive operations roles both in the U.S. and abroad for several leading IT development and telecommunications companies. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Air Force, Yakota AB Japan, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
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