NIST gets a permanent CIO

National Institute of Standards and Technology director Arden Bement Jr. named Cita Furlani the CIO of the Commerce Department agency.

Furlani has been acting CIO of NIST since November 2002.

Previously, Susan Zevin, the acting director of the Information Technology Laboratory, performed the CIO functions.

Before being named acting CIO, Furlani served on detail from NIST as the director of the National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development, which reports to the White House via the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science and Technology Council. She has held several other technology management positions at NIST.

Furlani holds a master's degree in electronics and computer engineering from George Mason University and a bachelor's in physics and mathematics from Texas Christian University.

(Click for NIST news release)

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