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President Obama to Appoint New Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb. 16, 2011

President Barack Obama announced today his intention to appoint former CIA Chief Information Officer Al Tarasiuk as the chief information officer of the Intelligence Community.

“Al is well known for his leadership in information sharing and intelligence integration, and his experience, distinguished career and dedication to duty will greatly benefit the entire Intelligence Community,” said Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper.

Tarasiuk served as CIA’s CIO from 2005 to 2010, and was director of the CIA’s Information Service Center prior to that.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from The George Washington University.

The CIO’s office is responsible for establishing common information technology standards across the Intelligence Community and for directing and managing all IT related procurement for the IC.  The CIO is also tasked with developing IT architecture to support information sharing policies and objectives throughout the Intelligence Community.

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