The Department of Housing and Urban Development named David Chow to take over as the agency’s chief information officer position, a HUD spokesperson confirmed to Federal Times.

Chow began his work as CIO Aug. 20, and fills a position left vacant after former HUD CIO Johnson Joy abruptly resigned in March 2018 amid concerns of fraud.

Chow previously worked for eight years at the National Credit Union Administration as a program manager.

The IT projects Chow is now responsible for overseeing will likely experience more outside attention than is typical, as HUD received the largest sum of money, $20 million, from the Technology Modernization Fund’s first set of awards to accelerate its mainframe application migration.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said that he doesn’t want to allocate more money to the TMF until its initial investments prove their value, making HUD’s project a proving ground for TMF success.

Jessie Bur covers federal IT and management.

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