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Sylvia Burns Promoted to FDIC CIO, Chief Privacy Officer

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Sylvia Burns
Sylvia Burns

Sylvia Burns, deputy chief information officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since September 2018, has succeeded Howard Whyte as CIO and chief privacy officer.

Burns will oversee FDIC's information technology modernization initiatives and continue to manage an interagency effort aimed at helping federal agencies implement zero-trust network security architectures, the agency said Thursday.

As deputy CIO, she led the implementation of cloud-based technology platforms designed to help the agency reduce its on-premise IT footprint and simplify business processes.

She previously served as CIO at the Department of the Interior and managed its information management and technology portfolio valued at more than $1B. She also helped restructure DOI's IT management and reporting systems in accordance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Act.