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HUD names new CIO

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David C. Chow is the new CIO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the agency confirmed to FCW. He replaces Chad Cowan, who had been serving as acting CIO.

According to public-facing federal databases, Chow spent about eight years in a senior program management role at the National Credit Union Administration before joining HUD.

The previous permanent CIO at HUD, Johnson Joy, resigned in March 2018 after a press reports linked him to a nonprofit charity that may have improperly endorsed Donald Trump's presidential campaign and collected donations without performing charitable works.

HUD is slated to spend $400 million on IT in FY2018. The agency's FY2019 budget request has that figure dropping to $300 million for 2019.

The news comes in a busy week of CIO moves. Beth Killoran departed the CIO post at the Department of Health and Human Services for a job at the Office of the Surgeon General, also at HHS. CTO Ed Simcox takes over the HHS CIO job on an acting basis. At the Department of the Interior, Sylvia Burns is leaving the CIO job to become the deputy CIO for enterprise strategy at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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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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