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Kennedy leaving CIO Council for DOJ

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Trey Kennedy, shown here in an appearance on "Government Matters," is shifting to a new job with the Department of Justice.

Senior Advisor to the CIO Council Trey Kennedy will be heading to the Department of Justice to work in its CIO office, FCW has learned. Alycia Yozzi, an analyst in the General Service Administration’s Office of Information Integrity and Access, is expected to assume Kennedy’s responsibilities with the CIO Council.

Yozzi has worked in GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy, focusing on digital strategy and customer experience, including as a platform manager for digitalgov.gov.

The role of the Federal CIO council, codified in 2002 through the E-Government Act, is to serve as an interagency setting to support agency CIOs in improving federal design, acquisition, development, management, modernization and use of information resources.

Kennedy, a 2017 Fed100 winner, has supported the council on its IT management work since January 2016, spanning two administrations and aiding the transition of new IT personnel.

In that time, he helped implement the recommendations from the council’s State of Federal IT report, produce the CISO handbook and was a lead organizer of the council’s first tech and cybersecurity hiring event, which led to dozens of new hires.

"Trey Kennedy’s leadership has been instrumental in supporting the entire CIO Council and the ever-increasing scope of activities the Council is involved with," Federal CIO Suzette Kent said. "He has been a true partner in our efforts to modernize the federal government and I wish him well in his new role with the CIO team at the Department of Justice."

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Chase Gunter is a staff writer covering civilian agencies, workforce issues, health IT, open data and innovation.

Prior to joining FCW, Gunter reported for the C-Ville Weekly in Charlottesville, Va., and served as a college sports beat writer for the South Boston (Va.) News and Record. He started at FCW as an editorial fellow before joining the team full-time as a reporter.

Gunter is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where his emphases were English, history and media studies.

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