Roopangi Kadakia — program executive for security operations, web services and information management at NASA — has been appointed as chief information security officer of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
Jason Miller writes LaVerne Council, VA assistant secretary for information and technology, told department employees in an email that Kadakia will assume her new role on July 24.
“Ms. Kadakia comes to us with a broad background spanning information management, governance and security operations — both in the federal government as well as private industry,” Council noted.
Before NASA, she held a similar role at International Finance Corp. and at the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate.
She also previously served as director of systems, security and new technology at the General Services Administration as well as an information technology specialist for the Peace Corps.
Kadakia will replace Ron Thompson, who has served as CISO of VA on an acting basis since Brian Burns stepped down in April.