Chief IT Security Officer
US Census Bureau
Mr. Ruland began his career at the Census Bureau in 1991 when he was hired to establish a configuration management process for the 1992 Economic Census. After which he earned the position of Division Security Officer. After spending 18 months as the Division Security Officer, Configuration Manager and system administrator, Mr. Ruland advanced to the ADP Security Branch. The ADP Security Branch was a small branch of seven people in the Administrative and Finance Division. In 1998, Mr. Ruland was promoted to Branch Chief where his first action was to change the name of the organization to better reflect the more diverse role of the organization, the IT Security Branch.