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FCC picks intelligence specialist as CIO

David Bray

David Bray, an information specialist in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has been named CIO of the Federal Communications Commission, according to a report by technology blogger Alex Howard. Bray will replace Robert Naylor, who left the CIO post in January.

Bray has long experience in the intelligence community, and his experience as a senior national intelligence service executive includes developing information sharing policies, network interoperability, and long-term strategic planning on cybersecurity, big data, and analytics. Currently, Bray is the executive for innovation, integration, and interoperability in the Office of the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment. The ISE is an intelligence community function that, as its name suggests, facilitates the sharing of security information among agencies across federal, state, and local government.

In email, Bray told colleagues, "As the next FCC CIO, I look forward [to] aiding the FCC's strong workforce in pioneering new IT solutions for spectrum auctions, next-gen cybersecurity, mobile workforce options, real-time enterprise analytics, enhanced open data, and several other vital public-private initiatives."  

Bray confirmed the report and the email to collagues. 

Read Howard's original report.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.

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