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Pentagon’s Deputy CIO Steps Down, Takes on New Responsibilities

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Pentagon’s Deputy CIO Steps Down, Takes on New Responsibilities

Lily Zeleke has announced that she was no longer the Department of Defense’s deputy chief information officer for enterprise IT as of Thursday.

According to an email sent to the DOD Chief Information Officer team, Zeleke, who became the deputy CIO in December 2022, will serve in a new role and will be succeeded by William Dunlap in an acting capacity. Tim Gorman, a spokesperson for the DOD, confirmed the contents of the email.

While the executive movements were announced, the email did not contain specific information, such as what Zeleke’s position was or why the shifts happened, Nextgov/FCW reported.

Other government and military agencies previously announced executive shifts in recent months.

In October, Raylene Yung, the executive director of the Technology Modernization Fund, stepped down after two years in the said role and was succeeded by Jessie Posilkin in an acting capacity. Robin Carnahan, administrator of the General Services Administration, said Yung was instrumental in turning the TMF into a key funding source for federal IT modernization efforts.

In June, the Department of the Army appointed Mark Kitz as program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical.

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