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Mazer steps down as Interior CIO

Interior Department CIO Bernard Mazer is retiring after more than 25 years in government. 

Federal News Radio, which first reported the news, quoted an internal agency email as saying Mazer would stay until July to assist with the transition, but would step out of his CIO role immediately. 

Mazer won a 2014 Federal 100 award for his leadership in consolidating Interior’s IT operations, and for driving the department's Foundation Cloud Hosting Services contract.

He will be replaced on an interim basis by Sylvia Burns, Interior's acting associate deputy CIO for service planning and management.

Posted by Troy K. Schneider on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM


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Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Well, if it's anything like the VA, their secretary won't get the job done getting a new one and the poor IT folks in Interior will be subject to having a Teflon temp running the show. The IT workforce in Interior can only hope their Secretary can do a little better than the VA's! The guy we have is just terrible, and the SESs he's hiring seem to be his equal.

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Are we finally starting to see a pattern in all the resignations/retirements of top-tier Federal IT execs? 12-15 or more high profile SES IT folks gone in the past year. These people aren't retiring. They are electing to move on. Tie the threads together...

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