Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy chief information officer, will retire at the end of November.
Sources confirmed Schlosser decided to leave now after completing a successful detail at the Office of Personnel Management.
Emails to Schlosser and the Office of Management and Budget seeking comment were not returned.
Sources say Schlosser has no immediate plans and will take some time to figure out what comes next.
“Lisa loved her work at OMB and OPM and this is just the right time for her to retire,” said a source who requested anonymity.
The time may be right for her given her work over the last 18 months in overseeing the development of the OMB cyber unit and focusing on the governmentwide cyber sprint. Additionally, with OMB naming retired Air Force Gen. Greg Touhill as the federal chief information security officer and Grant Schneider as the deputy CISO, the leadership to continue these efforts are in place.
Schlosser spent the last year on detail to OPM as the acting CIO and senior adviser. She helped OPM recover from the massive cyber breach impacting more than 21 million current and former federal employees.
Margie Graves, who came over to OMB from the Homeland Security Department when Schlosser went to OPM, remains acting deputy CIO.
She joined OMB in June 2011 as the deputy CIO and served in the government for more than 30 years.
Before coming to OMB, Schlosser worked as the principal deputy associate administrator in the Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, and the director of the Office of Information Collection in the Office of Environmental Information at the Environmental Protection Agency for three years starting in 2008.
She also served as the CIO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and associate CIO and chief information security officer at the Transportation Department.
Schlosser also spent time in the private sector, working for Global Integrity and Ernst & Young.
Before entering the commercial sector, Schlosser served as a military intelligence officer with the Army, and recently retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army Reserves.