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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, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a weekly contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.

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Reader comments

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

good choice. emphasizing the importance of communication http://www.fcc.gov/blog/importance-communication

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 Fred T.

Good to see someone whose background includes work in intelligence, information sharing, public health, protecting civil liberties and energy-efforts joining the FCC.

Wed, Aug 7, 2013

Congratulations David! You are the right person for this job and the FCC made a very good choice.

Tue, Jul 30, 2013 Matt

Congratulations David, the FCC made a great choice!

Tue, Jul 30, 2013 Steve Anthony Ressler

Great pick - I've known David for awhile and he'll bring a lot of new ideas and a network of change-makers to the role.

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