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Former Health and Human Services tech lead moves to GSA

Former Health and Human Services Chief Information Officer Beth Killoran has taken a job at the General Services Administration as the new deputy CIO, a GSA spokesperson confirmed to Federal Times.

Killoran, who had previously served for approximately two years as HHS’s top technology official, was reassigned to the Office of the Surgeon General in August 2018, to develop an IT strategic plan for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Killoran’s reassignment came amid a shakeup at HHS, after its chief information security officer, Chris Wlaschin, resigned, and the chief technology officer left to join the private sector.

At the time, HHS IT officials were under scrutiny for sidelining Deputy CISO Leo Scanlon and Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Director Maggie Amato when the two spoke out against a potential reorganization of the HCCIC.

That reorganization occurred, placing the agency’s cyber center under the authority of the Office of the CIO, and the renamed Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, or HC3, was opened in October.

According to the GSA spokesperson, Killoran started her new post at GSA Nov. 13.

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