FCWInsider

Blog archive

Bhagowalia assumes CIO post at Treasury

Image copyright to <governor.hawaii.gov>: Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia.

Sonny Bhagowalia's first day on the job as CIO of the Treasury Department was Oct. 20.

Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia has come back to the federal government to take on the role of Treasury Department CIO.

Bhagowalia confirmed the move on his LinkedIn page, saying his first official day is Oct. 20.

Bhagowalia replaces former Treasury CIO Robyn East, who held the job for three years before she announced her departure in June. Deputy CIO Mike Parker has been serving as acting CIO.

Bhagowalia previously served as CIO at the Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

He also was CIO for the state of Hawaii for nearly three years before becoming a chief advisor on technology and cybersecurity to the state’s governor.

"Over the past three years, Sonny has helped Hawaii leapfrog from the back of the pack in technology and cybersecurity to the front of the line and we are now one of best in the country," Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement. "Under Sonny's leadership, our government transformation program has garnered an unprecedented 25 national awards."

As CIO at Treasury, he will be managing a $3 billion IT budget and manage technology for the 100,000 employees at the department.

Last week, Bhagowalia won the 2014 Enterprise Architecture Hall of Fame Award for Individual Leadership in EA Practice, Promotion and Professionalization. He is also a three-time Fed 100 award winner.

Posted by Colby Hochmuth on Oct 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM


Featured

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.