DHS appoints Barry West acting deputy CIO: 3 things to know

The Department of Homeland Security appointed Barry West, EDB, to a limited-term senior executive service position as senior adviser and acting deputy CIO, reports FedScoop.

Here are three things to know.

1. As a limited-term SES appointee, Dr. West can hold the role for three years or less.

2. Dr. West formerly served in a senior advisory role at DHS and as senior accountable official for risk management.

3. He is replacing acting DHS CIO Steve Rice who was elevated to the deputy CIO role in August when then-DHS CIO Richard Staropoli abruptly stepped down.

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