Joseph Kraus

Joseph Kraus is the former Chief Information Officer for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he was responsible for IT operations, security, strategy, and systems development and is a member of the Museum’s leadership team.

In order to meet the information needs of the Museum and its staff, he and the IT Office work closely with Museum executive staff, office heads, and key staff across the museum to ensure alignment of the IT strategy and projects with the strategic plan of the Museum and the ongoing priorities of all of the Offices.

Prior to joining the Museum in May 2010, Kraus spent more than 3 years at the US Government Accountability Office as the Chief Information Officer where he led a staff of over 100 government employees and 200 contract staff. Before the GAO, he served as the CIO at Intelsat for six years. His career includes over 30 years of developing commercial aircraft and telecommunication satellites, ground networks and real time data processing systems.

Kraus has been twice recognized by for the implementation of systems and processes for improving corporate agility and by the Federal Enterprise Architecture Council for the implementation of best practices in information architecture.

Kraus serves on the board of the Society for Information Management, is a co-sponsor of the CIO Forum and Executive IT Summit, and a steering member of American University’s Center for IT in the Global Economy. He is a frequent speaker at IT forums and conferences and has been published in numerous articles and web casts. Kraus earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

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