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Hashmi bids a fond farewell

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Sonny Hashmi's last day at GSA was April 3.

On his last day as General Services Administration CIO, Sonny Hashmi told his colleagues in a final post on the GSA website that the agency has embraced cutting edge technologies during his four year tenure that substantially reduced costs.

"We modernized GSA's core systems and operations, reduced annual IT costs by 20 percent, embraced modern technology paradigms including cloud computing, mobility, big data and agile techniques, and helped define the future vision of information technology across the federal government," Hashmi wrote in a final April 3 post on GSA's "Around the Corner" CIO blog site.

In his blog post, Hashmi said he had worked to establish a foundation for the future at GSA, installed innovative IT operations and provided direction at the agency.

"We establish a policy outlining nine key principles guiding all IT efforts at GSA, including making a commitment to leverage open source technologies wherever possible, and to share any code that GSA owns so others may benefit from it," he said. "We also worked hard to bring together various teams from across GSA to streamline IT operations, reduce costs, and improve our products and services. These initiatives led to not only GSA IT reducing our annual budget by over $120 million, but allowed us to recruit some of the most talented and innovative individuals, as well as provided new opportunities to our workforce, who have helped revolutionize IT delivery within GSA and across the federal government."

Hashmi moved to the private sector at cloud service provider Box on April 6, leading the company's efforts in the federal government space.

David Shive is now GSA's acting CIO. Shive was director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support GSA's business enterprise. He was also the acting director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Apr 07, 2015 at 9:18 AM


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