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NIST Cloud Lead Dawn Leaf Named Labor Deputy CIO

The Labor Department has appointed Dawn Leaf, senior cloud computing adviser at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, as the department’s new deputy chief information officer.

Federal News Radio reports Leaf succeeds Tom Wiesner, who retired in June after an eight-year stint in that position.

Citing an email she sent to colleagues, Jason Miller reports Bob Bohn will continue serving as NIST’s cloud computing program manager.

Leaf will be responsible for day-to-day operations of DOL’s technology infrastructure and previously led NIST’s cloud initiatives for the past 30 months, the report said.

She joined NIST in May 2010 after previously serving as both CIO and chief technology officer at the Commerce Department‘s Bureau of Industry and Security.

Leaf has also served as CTO at the Smithsonian Institution and as manager of system architecture for the Patent and Trademark Office.

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