White House chooses VMware’s Tony Scott to be next U.S. CIO

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VMware’s Tony Scott has been chosen to become the next U.S. chief information officer, according to a White House announcement on Thursday. Scott will follow in the footsteps of previous U.S. CIOs Vivek Kundra and Steve VanRoekel and be tasked with spearheading the White House’s Smarter IT Delivery Agenda and looking over the nation’s federal IT budget. Scott is currently VMware’s CIO and was previously the CIO of Microsoft for a little over five years. The White House hasn’t had an official CIO since VanRoekel left the post to return to the US Agency for International Development where he advised the government on the Ebola outbreak.

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interesting to see that the cloud computing major has been chosen to lead white house. the security, scalability, multi-tenant config and isolation challenges in a high stakes env. might not be too dissimilar for both. bit.ly/17OnbVZ – Eamon Walsh, commenting on behalf of IDG and Red Hat

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