NASA CIO to retire in December

NASA could be soon looking for another chief information officer.

Sources say Larry Sweet has told his staff he plans on retiring at the end of the calendar year.
Sweet moved to NASA headquarters from Johnson Space Center in June 2013 and worked for the agency for what will be 28 years in December.

Over the last two years, he has been advocating a concept called “enterprise first,” where the 18 space centers and organizations could take advantage of shared IT services.

Sweet told me in May his goal was to get “80 percent to 90 percent use of commodity-based IT that is offered through these enterprise services and shared service center.” Sweet said NASA already has moved about 70 percent of all commodity IT to I3P or the shared services center.

Two other personnel changes of note.

Cheri Tyner is coming over to the Defense Department to be the director, of the acquisition directorate for the Washington Headquarters Services. She had been deputy director in the Office of Acquisition Management for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate at the Department of Homeland Security.

The Defense Contract Audit Agency also is grabbing a civilian agency expert to run its human resources office.
DoD named Maureen Higgins as the assistant director for Human Capital and Resource Management at DCAA. Higgins previously was the deputy director of the Center for Leadership Development at the Office of Personnel Management.

This post is part of Jason Miller’s Inside the Reporter’s Notebook feature. Read more from this edition of Jason’s Notebook.

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