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Report: OMB Eyes Maria Roat for Deputy Federal CIO Post

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Maria Roat
Maria Roat

The Office of Management and Budget plans to appoint Maria Roat, chief information officer of the Small Business Administration since October 2016, as deputy federal CIO, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Nextgov cites unnamed sources that said Roat will join OMB's Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer and succeed Margie Graves, who left the government Dec. 31 to join the private sector.

Prior to SBA, Roats was chief technology officer at the Department of Transportation from two years. Her 10-year career at the Department of Homeland Security included roles as director of the Federal Risk Management and Authorization Program, deputy CIO of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and chief information security officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

She served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve for 25 years.

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