The Office of Personnel Management is drawing on the federal government’s digital startup team to lead personnel IT policy and procurement.

OPM announced Feb. 7 that Clare Martorana and David Nesting, both former U.S. Digital Service employees, would serve as OPM chief information officer and deputy chief information officer, respectively.

“Ms. Martorana and Mr. Nesting bring tremendous digital expertise to OPM,” said acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert in a news release. “I am confident their experience and transformative vision will significantly contribute to our mission to modernize our infrastructure and deliver better services to the American people.”

Martorana worked on modernization projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs during her nearly 2.5 years at USDS and takes over from David Garcia, who leaves OPM after 1.5 years as CIO.

“Personally, I am grateful for Mr. Garcia’s steady hand and commitment to our CIO team and its mission during a time of great change. It has been a pleasure to work alongside him,” said Weichert. “Through his leadership, OPM has made critical updates and improvements, resulting in stronger, more efficient systems. We are grateful for the impact Mr. Garcia has made on the agency during his tenure and wish him well.”