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OPM CIO heads to Michigan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that  Office of Personnel Management CIO David DeVries will become the state’s new CIO and director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Snyder called DeVries an excellent fit for the job because of his federal track record of boosting cybersecurity and modernizing outdated IT systems.

DeVries, a Michigan native, announced his intention to step down as OPM's CIO earlier this month. He has held the position since 2015, when he helped lead the agency's recovery from the devastating cyberattacks that resulted in the theft of sensitive information on more than 20 million former and current federal employees.

Before joining OPM, DeVries spent 35 years at the Defense Department, including several years as deputy CIO where he worked  to develop a single, enterprisewide IT architecture.

His appointment to the post of Michigan CIO is contingent on approval by the state senate.

Posted by Lauren C. Williams on Aug 31, 2017 at 1:37 PM


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