Bruce Morrison

Former Chief Information Officer of the US Department of State

Bruce Morrison was Chief Information Officer of the United States Department of State from December, 2002, until February, 2005.  He was an ex-officio member of the Chief Information Officers’ and Intelligence Community Chief Information Officers’ Councils.  He was Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations at State from 2001 until 2002. 

During his 28-year career as a commissioned foreign service officer, he has held a succession of information management positions at the State Department.

Mr. Morrison was the Dean of the School for Information Technology at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute from 1997 to 2001.  His career has taken him to three continents.  Specifically, he was a Computer Systems Manager in the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Computer Systems Administrator for the entire East Asian and Pacific Bureau, Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems, Director of the Information Management Planning Office, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Information Management Planning and Development, Associate Comptroller for International Financial Services, and Director of the Financial Services Center (FSC) in Paris which serves Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  His first two assignments were as a General Service Officer in embassies Belgrade and Prague.

Mr. Morrison is a career senior foreign service officer.  He joined the Foreign Service in 1976 from New York.  He was graduated from Hunter College and went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.  His awards include the State Department Distinguished Honor Award from Secretary Colin Powell, the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President George W. Bush, the Luther I. Replogle Award for Management Improvement, five senior officer performance pay bonuses, and two Superior Honor Awards.