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GSA Names Technologist Waldo Jaquith as Administrator Robin Carnahan’s New Senior Adviser

Waldo Jaquith

The General Services Administration (GSA) has appointed Waldo Jaquith, a technology expert and former Biden-Harris transition team member, as a senior adviser to agency Administrator Robin Carnahan. Jaquith, who has previously data-related roles at the White House, will provide Carnahan with advice on issues and initiatives related to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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Cybersecurity Exec Kiersten Todt Named CISA Chief of Staff

Kiersten Todt

Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a cybersecurity commission under Barack Obama, has been appointed to serve as chief of staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She will lead efforts to develop plans, manage resources and establish objectives in pursuit of CISA's goals, the agency said Monday.

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VA Exec Neil Evans Named Department’s Acting CIO

Neil Evans

Neil Evans, chief officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Office of Connected Care, has been appointed to serve as the VA's chief information officer on an acting basis. He will fill VA's top information executive role, succeeding Dominic Cussatt, who has transferred to the State Department. VA's Office of Connected Care develops and implements digital health strategies across the agency.

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State Department Appoints Former Diplomat Amos Hochstein to Energy Security Advisory Role

Amos Hochstein

Amos Hochstein, a former diplomat and executive at a natural gas company, has been appointed senior adviser for energy security at the State Department. He will be responsible for implementing risk reduction measures in connection with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline system that links Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea.

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Xavier Becerra Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient and former member of the Subcommittee on Health of the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in to serve as the 25th secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senate voted 50 to 49 in favor of Becerra's confirmation as HHS secretary.

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National Intelligence Director Avril Haines Supports President Biden’s General Counsel Nomination

Avril Haines

Avril Haines, the director of National Intelligence and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, issued a statement supporting President Biden's nominee for the general counsel position at the Office of the DNINominee Chris Fonzone holds years of experience in the national security area across a range of roles, having served with the departments of Defense and Justice (DOJ). 

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Acting CBP CIO Sonny Bhagowalia Appointed to Full-Time Role

Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia, who recently served as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) acting chief information officer, has been appointed to take up the role on a full-time basis. Bhagowalia held the CIO role at the Interior and Treasury departments, Hawaii's state government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, making his new CBP job his fifth time as a government CIO.

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Infrastructure Security Vet Nitin Natarajan Named Deputy Director of CISA; Brandon Wales Quoted

Nitin Natarajan

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has appointed homeland security expert Nitin Natarajan to serve as the deputy director. Tenured cyber executives Eric Goldstein and David Mussington have also joined CISA's leadership team to serve as executive assistant directors for cybersecurity and infrastructure security, respectively, the agency said Monday.

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Tax Reform Expert Nancy Sieger Named IRS’ Full-Time CIO; Chuck Rettig Quoted

Internal Revenue Service

Nancy Sieger, who has been the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) acting chief information officer for almost two years, will take up the role on a full-time basis. She served as the agency's associate CIO for applications development and held other roles related to tax reform and operations in the agency.

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