Swarnali Haldar was appointed National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Executive/Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective June 29, 2014. She is responsible for leading programs and projects for information systems and tools that allows customers to permanently preserve digitized as well as born digital information and tools for customers to discover NARA’s holdings. She will continue to develop strategies to enhance NARA’s capabilities to support records management.
Swarnali has been with NARA since February of 2013. Prior to her appointment as CIO, she served in the role of Deputy Chief Information Officer/Director of Operations. Before joining NARA, Swarnali served as the CIO for the Foreign Agricultural Service within the Department of Agriculture. She is an accomplished senior manager with domestic and international experience in leading the strategy and tactical operations of an information technology organization. She has proven experience in innovative, results-driven success managing a multi-million dollar government information technology organization and has a proven track record for providing information services to headquarters as well as field offices.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).