Obama-era federal CIO joins law firm as data privacy, cybersecurity advisor

Tony Scott, former U.S. CIO under the Obama administration, joined international law firm Squire Patton Boggs as its senior data privacy and cybersecurity advisor.

Mr. Scott was appointed federal CIO in 2015 by former president Barack Obama, where he oversaw feral technology spending, IT policy and strategy, and cybersecurity coordination throughout the administration, reports The Hill. After he stepped down from the post in January, the Trump administration has not chosen someone to permanently fill the role.

Previously, Mr. Scott served as CIO at VMware. He also held top IT positions at The Walt Disney Company and General Motors.

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