Chief Information Officer

Tony Brannum

Tony Brannum serves as the Associate Chief Information Officer for USDA OCIO, providing executive leadership to delivery IT services and capabilities to USDA personnel. Tony previously served as the Assistant Chief Information Officer (ACIO) USDA Rural Development. In this role, Tony provided executive leadership to facilitate, modernize, and leverage information technology resources to effectively support the RD Mission Area. Previously Tony served as the Deputy Assistant CIO U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In this role, he provided senior leadership for IT service delivery and partners with Marketing and Regulatory Programs to enhance the customer experience. Previously Tony was the Director for Information Technology for Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) where he lead major projects for data integration, animal health surveillance and disease traceability, electronic certificates of veterinarian inspection certificates, and establishing an IT Governance Framework. Prior to joining VS, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Current Role

  • Company Name: USDA
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Company Industry: Management Consulting
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States



Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Signet Jewelers
  • Job Title:  Assistant Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date:  August 2020