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CIO shuffle: Senior tech leaders detailed to OPM, OMB

Lisa Schlosser (L) and Margie Graves

Lisa Schlosser (left) is headed to OPM to take up the CIO post on temporary basis, while DHS deputy CIO Margie Graves heads to OMB.

The Department of Homeland Security's deputy CIO and the federal deputy CIO will temporarily fill top IT management positions outside their agencies to help the Office of Personnel Management.

Lisa Schlosser, currently deputy federal CIO and deputy administrator of E-Government and IT in the Office of Management and Budget's Office of E-Government and Information Technology, has been provisionally detailed to the Office of Personnel Management.

At OPM, she will be the acting CIO and a senior advisor to Acting Director Beth Cobert until OPM finds a permanent CIO, according to an internal memo from DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Management Chip Fulghum obtained by FCW.

In turn, DHS Deputy CIO Margie Graves has been detailed to OMB to fill Schlosser's job on a temporary basis.

The moves, first reported by Federal News Radio, follow the February resignation of  embattled OPM CIO Donna Seymour, as part of the aftermath of the of the breach at the agency that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans.

Jeanne Etzel, executive director of the DHS' NextGen enterprise computing services contract effort, will serve as DHS' deputy CIO in Graves' absence, according the memo.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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