Steve Cooper, deputy chief information officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, has told Federal News Radio he is retiring from the government Thursday and taking an early buyout from the agency.
Cooper told reporter Jason Miller he may not have a successor as FAA CIO Tina Amereihn is reorganizing the agency’s technology management infrastructure.
For his next professional stop, Cooper said he will return to the private sector and aim to help small and medium-sized companies work with the federal government.
Cooper told Miller he plans to rejoin the Strativest group, which he took a leave of absence from when he joined the FAA, and also is interested in teaching.
Cooper has served as deputy CIO and joined the agency in September 2009 as CIO of the agency’s air traffic organization.