CIO slams State Department for 'cronyism and nepotism,' steps down

Kirit Amin, chief information officer for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, is leaving his role temporarily, citing grievances with upper management and employees’ resistance to change as reasons for his decision, Federal News Radio reported.

Amin, who also serves as director for the Office of Consular Systems and Technology at State, said he will take a 120-day reassignment with the State Department CIO.

In the report, Amin said that "cronyism and nepotism" at the department leads to bad contracts being issued and then covered up.

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Camille Tuutti is a former FCW staff writer who covered federal oversight and the workforce.


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