Robert Owens

Deputy IG for Mgmt & Policy, HHS/OIG

Robert (Rob) Owens joined the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in February 2011 as an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Management and Policy and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). In February 2015 he became the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Management and Policy and OIG’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is responsible for the mission support functions that support OIG’s national workforce such as Budget, Procurement, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Advanced Data Analytics. The OIG’s mission is to protect the integrity of HHS programs and the health and welfare of the people they serve. The OIG vision is to drive positive change by providing independent and objective oversight of the programs and operations of HHS’ over $2 trillion portfolio. Prior to joining OIG Rob served for over 20 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was the Acting CIO in the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) and, prior to that, Assistant Director for Information Technology Management of the Criminal Division. Rob has an MBA from the University of Illinois, B.S. degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a B.A. from Saint Vincent College.