National Defense University's Linda Massaro retiring

With her e-government program at the National Defense University thriving in its second year, Linda Massaro has decided to leave her fellowship post and retire from government after a 35-year federal career.

Two years ago, Massaro stepped down from her CIO position at the National Science Foundation to launch the university's E-Government Leadership Certificate Program. The first class of 150 students graduated last December, and another is set to graduate this winter.

Massaro has accepted a job as an account executive with Computer Sciences Corp. She will leave the university Oct. 3. Her first CSC assignment will be to manage an Education Department contract.

Before becoming a senior fellow at the university, Massaro served as NSF's IT chief and as a deputy assistant secretary for personnel at the State Department. She began her federal career as a structural engineer working primarily on submarine research and design for the Naval Ship R&D Center in Portsmouth, Va.

Massaro graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics. She has a master's degree in engineering management from George Washington University and graduated from the National Defense University.

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