Justice Department CIO Vance Hitch Tells Staff He Will Retire in July

June 17, 2011
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Hours after federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra surprised the Washington technology community with his plans to leave government service, Justice Department CIO Vance Hitch told colleagues he would retire at the end of July.

In an e-mail on Thursday evening to CIO office staff, Hitch thanked colleagues for their hard work and noted, “We have had significant achievements in many areas, including cybersecurity and information sharing, and I know that the department will continue to thrive in those and other aspects of information technology.”

Hitch’s departure after nine years at Justice will leave a significant hole in the federal CIO community. He has been a central figure in shaping the administration’s technology policy, and he co-chairs the CIO Council’s Information Security and Identity Management Committee, the principal interagency forum for developing policies and procedures for dealing with high-priority IT security issues.

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