New VA CIO orders formation of cybersecurity strategy team
August 03, 2015
The new Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team has 45 days to deliver to Congress an integrated cybersecurity strategy for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Brook Colangelo, chief information officer of the White House Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President, will step down, effective the end of this week.
Colangelo’s office confirmed to FedScoop that Colangelo, who has served since January of 2009, has submitted his resignation.
As EOP CIO, Colangelo provides enterprise IT services for EOP, which supports 11 components including the White House, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Vice President, Council of Economic Advisors and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative.
Colangelo has a long history of working with the Democratic Party and with its presidential campaigns. He served as the CIO for the Democratic National Convention Committee in 2007-2008 where he implemented all aspects of technology for the Democratic National Convention.
He also worked as a technology consultant for the Presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Al Gore.
Brook Colangelo is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President (EOP). Mr. Colangelo manages the unclassified enterprise technology that supports the EOP, including the White House and President of the United States.
Upon his appointment, he created a strategic plan to stabilize, mobilize and optimize the EOP’s IT infrastructure. He moved EOP employees off of desktop computers and onto secure mobile work stations. His foresight on this critical workforce need was put to the test when the Washington Metropolitan Area was immobilized for a week due to the 2010 blizzard. While the federal government was closed, the new mobile work stations and other tools allowed 60 percent of EOP employees to get online and complete mission critical functions, ensuring that White House operations continued.
Mr. Colangelo previously worked as the CIO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, where he successfully managed an interactive Convention and led a green technology initiative to reduce the Committee’s carbon footprint. He also served as the Information Technology Project Manager for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Recovery Program (HRP), which was dedicated to helping rebuild lives from the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita. Prior to that, Mr. Colangelo served as the Director of Technology for QRS Newmedia Inc, a dynamic communications and consulting firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Colangelo has experience in the IT management of a wide range of projects, including technology and telecommunication construction, application and web development, and renovation of technology infrastructure.
Mr. Colangelo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Institute (PMI) project manager.