Labor Department posts for new deputy CIO

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The Labor Department is on the hunt for a new deputy chief information officer to help lead the agency’s multiyear IT modernization project.

According to a listing posted on USAJobs, the selected candidate will work toward consolidating IT infrastructure into a centralized office and offering shared services for DOL agencies.

Updating the department’s IT could be a tall order. Speaking about the modernization project at a FedScoop-produced event in September, Labor Chief Information Officer Dawn Leaf said the department’s IT spending is one of the lowest in the federal government, in terms of the percentage of its overall budget.

“We don’t have any money, and that’s not a secret,” said Leaf, who served as the agency’s deputy CIO until she was promoted in 2014.

The new deputy also will oversee DOL’s governance structure, and will ensure “an adequate level of security exists for all automated information whether maintained in-house or commercially.” DOL spokesman Stephen Barr said the deputy CIO must have a top-secret security clearance so he or she can participate in briefings on cyber threats. The deputy CIO would report to Leaf.

The job pays up to $183,000 a year. Applicants have until Jan. 29 to apply.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include information from the Labor Department.

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