Foreign exchange program exposes Middle Eastern girls to computer coding
July 29, 2015
The State Department program, started in 2011, introduces nearly 30 teenage girls from the Middle East to Java programming and advanced computer coding.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Former Small Business Administration CIO Robert Naylor was named the CIO at the Federal Communications Commission yesterday, charged with leading the agency’s IT shop toward sustainable and cloud-based solutions.
"I am extremely excited about this agency, the people, and the direction," Naylor wrote in an email to FedScoop. "I truly enjoy working with people and technology and the FCC has a great culture for both."
Naylor was the Co-Chair of the Information Technology Workforce Committee while at SBA and took part in the International Data Policy Workgroup and Ideation Workgroup within the White House Office of Science, Technology and Innovation.
He also served as the Regional Information Technology Director (Northeast and Great Lakes Region) for President Obama during his 2008 campaign and has industry experience with Personic Software, CDI Corporation, Keystone Natural Water and Peoples Bank, among others.
Naylor has also run his own professional services small business, Bay Breeze Technology Center, since 1999. Some of the customers include the corporate headquarters for Wal-Mart, Nortel Networks, Owens Corning, Manpower, Walt Disney Studios, Lilly Pharmaceutical, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical, Novell, Wells Fargo Bank, Los Alamos Labs, University of Maryland, Cigna, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
“This hire equips the FCC to lead by example in the federal technology space,” said FCC Managing Director Steven VanRoekel. “Robert brings the right vision and leadership to modernize the agency’s data and IT holdings and keep this agency moving towards the cloud. His work will make our operational expenditures more effective in out years, providing a reliable means of engagement for the consumers and industries we serve.”