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Yemi Oshinnaiye Tapped as TSA Chief Information Officer

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Yemi Oshinnaiye Tapped as TSA Chief Information Officer

The Transportation Security Administration has appointed Yemi Oshinnaiye as chief information officer. His new position will take effect on May 9.

Oshinnaiye is currently the deputy CIO at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a role that he has been holding since March 2019. The other leadership roles that Oshinnaiye has held within the Department of Homeland Security include division chief of enterprise infrastructure and IT specialist at USCIS.

The incoming CIO joins TSA as it continues with plans to mitigate cybersecurity threats facing the U.S. transportation sector. It also follows a directive that requires high-risk air and rail transit organizations to set up measures to prevent or mitigate cyberattack damages and report all cyber incidents to the government, FedScoop reported.

During his time at USCIS, Oshinnaiye implemented DevOps practices. He said DevOps helped the agency improve the workforce and improved operational flow and speed.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Oshinnaiye is experienced in business strategy, software development, systems architecture and analysis, infrastructure and leadership training. He also worked in the private industry for nine years before taking up various leadership roles within DHS.

The industry veteran was the vice president of operations at Tower Title and Escrow of Maryland and was VP of operations and strategy at RE/MAX Home Center.

He started his professional career in 2000 at Washington, D.C.-based Electronic Data Systems.

Oshinnaiye holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Georgetown University.

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