FCC CIO leaves post to head new innovation office: 4 things to know

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tapped Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray, PhD, to lead its new Ventures and Innovation Office, FedScoop reports.

Here are four things to know.

1. Dr. Bray will start his post as the NGA's first chief ventures officer next month. He told FedScoop he has been working toward the position for the past nine months.

2. As chief ventures officer, Dr. Bray will serve as a strategic advisor to NGA leadership. He will also lead the agency in its adoption of machine learning technologies.

3. Christine Calvosa, deputy CIO for technology and resiliency at the FCC, will serve as the commission's acting CIO following Dr. Bray's departure.

4. Dr. Bray was appointed FCC CIO in 2013. He began working at the federal government when he was 15 years old, developing computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility, according to the FCC website.

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