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Report: Commerce CIO Simon Szykman to Leave Gov’t

federal ITCommerce Department Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman will leave his post after four years and plans to work in the private sector, Federal News Radio reported Thursday

Jason Miller writes an email from Szykman to staff says that there is no fixed timing for his departure but the department could name his successor by late May.

“From a timing perspective, this is a good opportunity for me to turn the reigns over to somebody who will help take the Commerce Office of the CIO and Commerce IT leadership to the next level, and can make the long term commitment to carrying these new initiatives from planning to implementation phases,” Szykman wrote.

Szykman served as CIO at the National Institute of Standards and Technology before joining the Commerce Department, where he led implementation of an information technology portfolio management policy.

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