Morphy Retires as National Archives CIO

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently announced the retirement of Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services and the agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective July 2, 2010. Charles Piercy, Deputy CIO, will be Acting Assistant Archivist for Information Services and Acting CIO, until a permanent replacement is named.

From 1998 until her appointment as Assistant Archivist for Information Services in 2006, Ms. Morphy was a senior member of NARA’s IT management team. Her experience in information technology has contributed to the National Archives robust presence on the web, including bringing digitization partnership projects to NARA. She was hired as the National Archives Software Architect and also has served as the Director of the Systems Development Division, responsible for IT Project Management. Her most recent position, prior to her appointment as CIO, was in the Office of Records Services in Washington, DC, supporting the National Archives digitization efforts and IT initiatives.

Prior to coming to the National Archives in 1999, Ms. Morphy worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Software Branch Chief for major weather systems acquisitions and as a member of NOAA’s Systems Engineering Staff. She has also held various IT positions at the Departments of Education, Defense, and the Social Security Administration.