Fedscoop: Any change in administration will entail a changing of the guards in agency leadership. Even in CIO offices, where many roles aren’t political, agency CIOs may see the changeover as an opportunity to move on.
The past year has certainly been no exception to this rule. All year long, federal agencies have been a veritable revolving door of CIO comings and goings. In many cases the agencies have found official replacements for empty seats, but in others a deputy is filling the role on an acting basis. Where the Trump administration has chosen an official replacement, most have come directly from the private sector.