NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/CIT/
Center for Information Technology: Biographical Sketch of CIT Director
Alan S. Graeff
Mr. Graeff was named chief information officer and head of the newly formed Center for
Information Technology on March 6, 1998.
He previously served as chief of the Clinical Centers (CCs) Information
Systems Department, where he oversaw a major IT reorganization that introduced a
centralized infrastructure based on technical standards, reliable architecture, and high
levels of customer support. He created a unified support structure for IT in the CCs
diverse environment of clinical research, patient services, and administration.
As chief of NIAIDs technical systems section from 1989-1991, Mr. Graeff was
responsible for building the institutes first wide-area network, comprising 12
locations across the country and serving 1,400 computer users. He also designed and
implemented an NIAID acquisition workflow system that streamlined the institutes
acquisition and planning processes.
In earlier positions, he worked as a biologist for NCIs Metabolism Branch and
NIAIDs Laboratory of Cellular Immunology.
Mr. Graeff holds a B.S. in distributed sciences from American University.
Directors of CIT