HUD names acting technology chief

HUD names acting technology chief

The Housing and Urban Development Department has tapped Carolyn Cockrell as acting chief technology officer.

Cockrell began filling in for Gloria Parker last month. Parker is now special assistant on communications and technology issues to Dennis Shea, assistant secretary for policy development and research.

An employee with HUD since 1986, Cockrell had been deputy CTO for IT operations since May 2002. Before coming to the department, she was coordinator for ADP support services at Corning Glass of Corning, N.Y.

Cockrell has a bachelor's degree from Grambling State University and a master's degree in information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Parker had served in both the CIO and CTO posts at HUD before her latest job. Prior to coming to HUD, she had stints as deputy CIO and IRM director at the Education Department.

About the Author

Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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