Barry West takes private sector role at MicroTech

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Barry West, erstwhile Department of Homeland Security deputy CIO and senior accountable official for risk management, has landed in the private sector.

MicroTech, a tech consulting firm based in Tysons Corner, Va., recently announced that West will join the company as president. He retired from DHS at the end of May.

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“We have reached a level of growth where it was clear that the addition of a President would help us continue to exceed our goals,” Tony Jimenez, MicroTech CEO, said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Barry join the team, as he brings a wealth of industry and leadership expertise that will be extremely beneficial to MicroTech. He is also an ideal fit for our company culture, and we are excited to begin working with him.”

West has a wealth of experience in high-level government IT roles. Prior to his time at DHS, he served as CIO at a number of different agencies including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.

At MicroTech, West will oversee corporate business operations and the expansion of the company’s cybersecurity and cloud computing work.

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