The Office of Personnel Management abruptly named a new CIO and deputy CIO in an announcement released Thursday afternoon. Clare Martorana and David Nesting will fill the tech leader and deputy roles, respectively.
Both come directly from tours of duty with the U.S. Digital Service. Martorana has been working with the digital services team at the Department of Veterans Affairs, while Nesting worked as USDS’s director of engineering, per his LinkedIn page.
“Ms. Martorana and Mr. Nesting bring tremendous digital expertise to OPM,” acting Director Margaret Weichert said in a statement announcing the appointments. “I am confident their experience and transformative vision will significantly contribute to our mission to modernize our infrastructure and deliver better services to the American people.”
Martorana follows in the footsteps of David Garcia, who was hired in October 2017 after Dave DeVries retired from federal service and moved to Michigan as the state’s CIO. It’s unclear what prompted Garcia to leave OPM.
“Personally, I am grateful for Mr. Garcia’s steady hand and commitment to our CIO team and its mission during a time of great change,” Weichert said. “It has been a pleasure to work alongside him.” FedScoop has reached out to OPM for additional comment.