White House names Tony Scott US CIO

President Barack Obama named Tony Scott U.S. CIO and administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology, effective immediately.

Mr. Scott succeeds Steve VanRoekel, who stepped down in September 2014 to rejoin the U.S. Agency for International Development in response to the Ebola outbreak. Mr. Scott will be the third U.S. CIO.

Mr. Scott was the former CIO of Microsoft before becoming CIO of VMware, a visualization software company, in 2012. He has also been CIO of the Walt Disney Co. and has held IT leadership positions at General Motors and Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

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