NASA CIO Linda Cureton told FedScoop she will retire after 34 years of federal service and is currently exploring opportunities in industry.
“It’s been a good run,” Cureton told FedScoop. “I still want to be a part of this community. It’s been great to do innovative things, and there’s no reason I can’t continue to do that in industry.”
Cureton has been one of the federal government’s most innovative CIOs, both in her use of cutting-edge technologies like cloud computing and adopting of social media.
She has one of the most followed Twitter accounts in the federal government community and pens a regular blog discussing the role of information technology leadership in government.
This past fall, Cureton authored a book, The Leadership Muse, where she wrote a number of essays on leadership and self-discovery. Cureton discussed that project in an interview with FedScoop Radio in February 2012.
Cureton has spent her entire career working in the federal government. She was appointed NASA CIO in September of 2009 after serving as the first CIO of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Previously, Cureton was the deputy CIO at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and previously served in executive positions at the departments of Energy and Justice.