As a key leader and administrator of the HHS Protect platform, Kevin Duvall has driven forward the U.S. Government COVID-19 response on strategic, operational, and technical fronts. Throughout the pandemic, Kevin has facilitated information transparency with the American public, interagency collaboration, and secure data sharing with critical manufacturers to facilitate the COVID-19 response.


Kevin’s achievements to date have included stewarding the release of data to the public, such as national hospital capacity data ( providing the American media, academia, and the public writ-large with an unprecedented view of healthcare facility readiness in their communities. Furthermore, Kevin has facilitated a more streamlined, national response to COVID-19 in which state and local governments, hospitals, and other institutions could more securely share data and make life-saving decisions on tight timelines. This has led to unprecedented interagency and public-private cooperation amid the response to COVID-19. The HHS Protect platform now integrates myriad data daily from over 300 data sources from all 50 US states, as well as territories and tribal areas, and roughly 6,000 independent hospitals. More than 140 government agencies and organizations can use this information to inform their specific questions, operations, and needs related to COVID-19.


Kevin has helped create a unified national COVID-19 response by facilitating secure data sharing within and across the government, academia, and industry. By spearheading COVID-19 data transparency for the U.S. public and publishing an unprecedented array of open data on America’s healthcare infrastructure, Kevin ensured transparency between the U.S. Government and the public. His efforts to promote transparency and visibility have resulted in both governmental and public visibility across COVID-19 data, informing both individual and policy decisions that have improved safety and security.


Throughout the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 response, Kevin has dedicated himself to the mission of mitigating the virus at great personal cost. Yet he never failed to treat his government and contractor colleagues with kindness, decency, and respect. Kevin has and will continue to demonstrate those qualities that define leadership in the public sector


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 Chief Data Officer, Acting,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services