Douglas McGovern, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s research and development arm, has been appointed to lead the agency’s newly merged chief information officer and its information technology services functions.
The NGA moved to consolidate the CIO and IT services roles to enhance the agency’s service delivery model and provide the intelligence community with an integrated IT architecture, the NGA said Monday.
“This merger will enable additional agility to accelerate IT delivery of capabilities while fully leveraging IC ITE (IT enterprise) and incorporating new data sources,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo.
David Bottom, director of IT services, will oversee NGA’s leader development program following the merger effective Feb. 15.
David White, chief information officer, will move into the new role as NGA’s fellow to the Intelligence and National Security Foundation, a recent spinoff of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.