Gordon Bitko, an eight-year FBI veteran, has been appointed as chief information officer at the bureau, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Jason Miller writes Bitko, a RAND Corp. scholar and author, will succeed Jerry Pender, who stepped down from the CIO post in August.
Bitko will also serve as the executive assistant director for the bureau’s information and technology branch, according to the report.
He most recently led the Support Services Transformation Office since 2015 and previously served as a supervisor and section chief within the Resource Planning Office, Miller reports.
FBI Director James Comey told his staff in an email obtained by Federal News Radio that he picked Bitko for the CIO post because of his knowledge in technology.