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NASA’s Keith Bluestein to Replace Maria Roat as SBA CIO

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Keith Bluestein
Keith Bluestein

Keith Bluestein, associate chief information officer for enterprise services and integration (ES&I) at NASA, is slated to succeed 2020 Wash100 Award winner Maria Roat as CIO of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

Roat held the SBA CIO role since 2016 and joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last month as federal deputy CIO. OMB first announced plans to appoint Roat in January. Bluestein has also been serving as NASA's associate CIO for ES&I since 2016 and will assume Roat’s prior responsibilities on June 8.

In his current capacity, Bluestein oversees NASA’s enterprise IT initiatives under the Office of the CIO. He previously served as deputy CIO at SBA and held an acting CIO role at the agency for 17 months.

Prior to joining SBA in 2015, Bluestein served in CIO positions at the Naval Engineering Logistics Office and held various leadership roles at the Department of the Navy for almost a decade.