“Federal chief information officer Suzette Kent is leaving after two-plus years.”
“The Office of Management and Budget today announced Kent’s decision to move on from her role in July. She announced her plan to leave at an Office of the Federal CIO team meeting today…”
“Kent joined the Trump administration as federal CIO in January 2018, coming from a career in the private sector. Before her government position she worked at Ernst & Young where she had been a principal in the financial services office for the previous two-plus years. She also has worked for JP Morgan Chase and Accenture in the financial services sector.”
“Her decision comes just six weeks after Maria Roat joined as the deputy federal CIO. Roat came over to that role after serving almost four years as the CIO at the Small Business Administration.”
“Kent’s decision to leave is surprising. Many times during the fourth year of an administration, political appointees are asked to either leave before January or stay on through the next election.”
“But with Roat, Schneider and others in place, Kent likely felt the time was right to move on for personal reasons…” Read the full article here.
Source: Federal CIO Kent to depart in July – By Jason Miller, June 25, 2020. Federal News Network.