Obama to nominate Guthrie to be ODNI CIO

Monday - 3/23/2009, 12:55pm EDT

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor
FederalNewsRadio

The White House will nominate Priscilla Guthrie to be the new chief information officer in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence.

Guthrie, if confirmed, would replace retired Gen. Dale Meyerrose, who left government in October.

Guthrie is the director of the Information Technology and Systems Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a non-profit corporation that administers three federally funded research and development centers to provide objective analyses of national security issues.

Before going to IDA, Guthrie was a deputy CIO for the Defense Department from 2001 to 2006. In that role, she worked on the integration of information management and technology into all of the department's functional activities.

Her responsibilities included implementation of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 and interoperability requirements across DoD. She also led the integration of the department's information systems and services into an enterprisewide Global Information Grid encompassing the collection, generation, storage, display, and protection of information, DoDwide.

Prior to her position at the Pentagon, Guthrie was a vice president of TRW, Inc., where she established and led a small, global unit responsible for driving new IT technology into the company's businesses.

President Obama also said Steve Isakowitz will continue to be the Energy Department's chief financial officer. He has been CFO since June 2007.

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