State Department taps two new Deputy CIOs

G2X TAKE: Here we note two new Deputy Chief Information Officers within the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management. 

Bruce Begnell now serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Foreign Operations at the U.S. Department of State.  

In this role Bruce directs IT infrastructure, core IT modernization, telephone systems and radio networks, emergency and special event mobile satellite systems, and other programs and services. He manages an IT investment of $154 million and leads a workforce of more than 600, including the forward-deployed Regional Information Management Centers, providing global regional technical and operations support to the more than 300 overseas sites, and nearly 100,000 technology users. More here.

Ivan Watson serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations at the U.S. Department of State.  

In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing worldwide information systems, information technology, and networking for 277 overseas posts and all domestic facilities, which support approximately 110,000 users. Among other responsibilities, he supervises digital and voice communications services, software development and testing, the operation of two regional data centers, cloud-based productivity suites, and customer service to all Department users. More here.


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