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Digital Transformation Expert Sultan Meghji Joins FDIC as Chief Innovation Officer

Sultan Meghji

Sultan Meghji, who helped multiple African banks pursue digital transformation, has been named chief innovation officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC). He will oversee FDIC’s pursuit to integrate new technologies into the U.S. financial services sector, the federal insurance agency said Tuesday. Meghji supported digital transformation at banks in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. 

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USAF’s Brig. Gens. Steven Behmer, Jason Lindsey to Lead F-35 Integration, Presidential Airlift

U.S. Air Force

Brig. Gens. Steven Behmer and Jason Lindsey will receive the assignment to become the U.S. Air Force's director of F-35 integration and program executive officer for presidential and executive airlift, respectively. Behmer, who currently leads Air Combat Command's 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, will transfer to USAF's headquarters in Washington, D.C., for his new role. 

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Tarak Shah, David Huizenga to Lead Biden Administration’s DOE


Tarak Shah, an experienced energy policy expert, and David Huizenga, associate principal deputy administrator for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), have been appointed to serve as DOE's chief of staff and acting secretary, respectively. Both Shah and Huizenga will lead DOE under the Biden-Harris Administration in support of newly inaugurated President Biden, the department said Thursday.

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DoD to Appoint Tidal McCoy, Jeff DeWit as Defense Science Board Members

Department of Defense

Tidal McCoy, a more than four-decade public and private sector veteran, and former NASA Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWit will be appointed to serve on the Defense Science Board.  “Both of these patriotic Americans have a distinguished record of public service at senior levels of the Department of Defense and NASA respectively," said Dave Vasquez, a DOD spokesman.

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W. Russ DeLoach to Oversee Safety & Mission Assurance Across NASA; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

W. Russ DeLoach

W. Russ DeLoach, director of safety and mission assurance (SMA) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has been appointed to lead SMA across the whole space agency, effective Jan. 1, 2021. DeLoach will succeed Terrence Wilcutt who will soon conclude a NASA career that ran for over three decades, the space agency said Wednesday.

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DHS Adds Two Members to Homeland Security Advisory Council; Chad Wolf Quoted

Department of

Catherine Lotrionte, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) technology policy program, has joined a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS appointed Lotrionte to its Homeland Security Advisory Council along with Tom Jenkins, fire chief for the City of Rogers, Arkansas. 

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Experienced CIO Chris Chilbert Moves From HHS to Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Chris Chilbert

Chris Chilbert, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) inspector general office, will step down from his role to join the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau as CIO, succeeding Donna Roy. Chilbert's departure from HHS ends a five-year tenure with the department's IG office where he prioritized cloud migration and network modernization.

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Rob Lewis to Lead Interior Department’s Cybersecurity Operations

Interior Department

Rob Lewis, a cyber expert with the Department of the Interior, has been appointed to serve as chief of the agency's cybersecurity operations branch, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Monday. He most recently served as the ISSO/ASOC deputy operations manager for the Interior Department. He most recently served as the ISSO/ASOC deputy operations manager for the Interior Department.

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Vice Adm. Ross Myers to Lead Navy’s Fleet Cyber; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Vice Adm. Ross Myers

Vice Adm. Ross Myers, former deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), has been assigned to lead Fleet Cyber, a command tasked to administer the U.S. Navy's information and cyber activities. Myers leaves his USCYBERCOM post to Maj. Gen. Charles Moore who also received a promotion to lieutenant general. 

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Justin Johnson Named Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for DoD’s Space Policy

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson, who is a senior member of the staff for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, has been appointed to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Space Policy on an acting basis. Johnson succeeds Stephen Kitay who recently stepped down after three years in the role and 18 years in the public sector.

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