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Carol Harris, Nick Marinos to Assume FITARA, Census Responsibilities at GAO

Carol Harris

Dave Powner, the departing director of information technology issues at the Government Accountability Office, will hand over his Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act-related responsibilities to Carol Harris, director for IT acquisition management issues at GAO, Meritalk reported Tuesday.

Nick Marinos, GAO’s director of cybersecurity and information management, will assume Powner’s responsibilities over Census efforts.

Nick Marinos

Powner is set to leave GAO for Mitre in late August to serve as director of strategic engagement and partnerships at the nonprofit research corporation.

Harris is a 16-year GAO veteran who has spearheaded IT systems assessments at several agencies such as the departments of Defense, Commerce and Homeland Security.

Marinos is a certified data privacy professional and has led audit teams that carry out information management, privacy and cybersecurity reviews at federal agencies since he joined the congressional watchdog in 2002.

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