FBI's Azmi promoted to CIO

FBI director Robert S. Mueller III has named Zalmai Azmi as the bureau's CIO. He has been acting CIO since mid-January, when he took over the job from executive assistant director for administration Wilson Lowery.

Azmi will hold overall responsibility for the FBI's IT programs, including development of an IT strategic plan and budget; oversight of technology assets and managing technical aspects of business process re-engineering.

'Zal will provide the centralized management and vision that are critical to the success of our current and future information technology upgrades,' Mueller said in a statement.

Before joining the FBI, Azmi was Mueller's colleague at the Justice Department's Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. He also worked as a computer scientist for the Commerce Department's Patent and Trademark Office.

One of Azmi's most important tasks will be rolling out the remaining stages of the Trilogy system for bureauwide connectivity and case management services, among other functions. The General Accounting Office is investigating Trilogy at the request of the House Judiciary Committee (Click for GCN story)

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