FCC appoints Robert Naylor as CIO

Naylor previously served as CIO of the SBA from April 2009 to June 2010

The Federal Communications Commission named Robert Naylor as CIO, a year after he left the same position at the Small Business Administration.

Naylor will work on priorities that include cutting costs, providing employees with effective tools, and adopting sustainable and secure cloud-based solutions, the FCC said in a June 6 news release.

“Robert brings the right vision and leadership to modernize the agency’s data and IT holdings and keep this agency moving towards the cloud,” FCC Managing Director Steven VanRoekel said. “His work will make our operational expenditures more effective in out years, providing a reliable means of engagement for the consumers and industries we serve.”


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Naylor resigned from the CIO position at the SBA after serving for 14 months. He joined the SBA in April 2009 after managing IT implementations for the Barack Obama presidential campaign in 2008 in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions. He resigned at a time when there was a congressional review of possible contracting irregularities at the SBA; however, Naylor was not named as a subject of the investigation and there were no indications that it was a factor in his resignation.

Previously, he worked at CDI Corp. recruiting software solutions provider, where he managed six divisions and a sales force. He also was vice president of B2b Technology and Information at Personic Software, and founded a global professional services company, Bay Breeze Technology Center Inc. He served as acting CTO for the Judge Group from 2002 to 2004.

Naylor has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Eastern College and a business administration degree from Arcadia College. He also attended Oxford University and Trinity College.

In related news, The Hill newspaper reported June 3 that VanRoekel is leaving the FCC to join the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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