U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has been asked by Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell to lead OMB’s management team on an interim basis until a new deputy director for management is selected, a White House official confirmed to FedScoop.
According to OMB spokeswoman Ari Isaacman Astles, during this period, VanRoekel will remain the U.S. CIO and administrator of the Office of E-Government and Information Technology.
Deputy Controller Norman Dong will lead OMB’s Office of Federal Financial Management in Danny Werfel’s absence.
VanRoekel was scheduled to give a keynote address at the Management of Change conference in Cambridge, Md., on May 21, but canceled the day before. U.S. Deputy CIO Lisa Schlosser spoke to the conference via Skype in his place.
VanRoekel has served as federal CIO since 2011, a role in which he’s instituted projects such as the Digital Government Strategy, the recently released open data policy and PortfolioStat.
Before coming to the White House, VanRoekel served as executive director of citizen and organizational engagement at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission following a successful career at Microsoft where he at one point worked as an adviser to Bill Gates.