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Former 18F director joins cBrain

Aaron Snow

Aaron Snow, former 18F executive director is joining the Denmark-based cBrain as North American chief operating officer. Greg Godbout, 18F co-founder, is CEO and co-founder of cBrain North America.

Godbout left General Services Administration's 18F innovation shop in April 2015, while Snow departed last October.

Snow also helped GSA create the Technology Transformation Service last May, melding programs and services offered by the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, the Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F.

Snow's tenure at 18F was marred by brushes with oversight bodies, as the tech agency bucked traditional federal IT procedures. In a recent report, the GSA's Office of Inspector General said the group of created its own security assessment and authorization process and not those of the GSA CIO.

Sonny Hashmi, then CIO of GSA, noted on Twitter that he worked closely with Snow and 18F and that he disputed "the narrative of divide between 18F and GSA IT."

18F did earn largely positive reviews from customers during Snow's tenure. The Government Accountability Office surveyed agencies that tapped 18F's development and procurement services and found that out of 31 customers, 23 were either very or moderately satisfied, three were moderately unsatisfied and five declined to respond.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Mar 09, 2017 at 10:11 AM


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