FBI names new acting CIO

The FBI's executive assistant director, W. Wilson Lowery Jr., has been named the acting chief information officer for the bureau, officials announced today.

The FBI continues to search for a replacement for Darwin John, who is planning to retire May 16 after serving as the CIO since July 2002. He was formerly the information and communications chief of the Mormon Church.

As acting CIO, Lowery will report to FBI Director Robert Mueller on the continuing development of information technology strategies.

Lowery, who joined the bureau about 10 months ago, worked closely with the developers of the Trilogy modernization project. The FBI completed the Trilogy network in March. Lowery also was working closely with the development of the Virtual Case File system, a Web-based data warehouse, which is slated to be completed in December.

"As we continue in our efforts to re-engineer and modernize the FBI's information systems, Mr. Lowery, having already played a major role in our successful efforts to date, gives us the ability to transition smoothly as we carefully pursue a permanent CIO," Mueller said.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.