Mr. Jones served for 31 years at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where he held several senior level management positions at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He occupied a national security position with a Top Secret Clearance and served as Senior Advisor for the Continuity of Operations (COOP), physical and personnel security, and health and safety programs. Mr. Jones also participated in the Classified HHS Continuity of Government (COG) program from May, 2003 to December, 2005.
Mr. Jones held a number of progressively more responsible technical and management positions at HHS. Recently, as the Deputy Director of CMS’ Administrative Services Group, he had responsibility for providing all logistical and infrastructure services to CMS operations, including space planning, facility management services, transportation fleet services, video and telephone management services, physical and personnel security, and health and safety issues. Mr. Jones also served as the Incident Commander for CMS, responsible for overseeing emergency response activities related to assessment of emergencies and disasters occurring at CMS headquarters, outlying buildings, and regional offices and coordinating responses to disaster incidents with the Federal Protective Service and General Services Administration. Mr. Jones was also instrumental in developing COOP plans for all of CMS in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and 10 regional offices and ensuring CMS’ Continuity of Operations protocol was consistent with HHS and the Department of Homeland Security. He also worked extensively with staff to develop CMS COOP Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), identify essential CMS business functions, and develop BCPs for implementation during a disruptive event.
Mr. Jones is also experienced in managing national health programs and systems. He is experienced in several major components of the Medicare program, including budget formulation and execution, systems management, and policy development and implementation. Mr. Jones was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Y2K plans for Medicaid State Agencies. He coordinated with senior level HHS officials in providing oversight for State’s Y2K compliance. He coordinated with State officials and provider organizations to monitor their contingency plans and provide outreach information to the Medicaid provider community at large. For his efforts on this initiative, he received the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service
Administrator’s Award for Charter Member of the Leadership Development and Recognition Board
Federal Executive Board Bronze Star for Excellence in Federal Career
Executive Member of the Baltimore Federal Executive Board