National Weather Service names CIO

Shukri Wakid earlier this month became the first chief information officer

at the National Weather Service, the agency announced Thursday.

As CIO, Wakid oversees computer security, standards, information technology

policy and planning at the agency.

Most recently, Wakid was CIO at the National Institute of Standards and

Technology. He also has headed the NIST Information Technology Laboratory,

where he managed IT services and research programs ranging from computer

security to high-performance systems.

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