Obama to tap VMware’s Tony Scott as federal CIO
President Barack Obama announced plans to appoint VMware’s Tony Scott as the federal chief information officer.
If the appointment goes through, Scott would be the third CIO and would take the place of Steven VanRoekel, who left the job to work as the chief innovation officer at U.S. Agency for International Development, helping coordinate efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak. Scott would not need to be approved by Congress. Currently, Lisa Schlosser serves as the acting federal CIO since VanRoekel departed last Septmeber.