Eric Hysen

Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year

Eric Hysen, the Department of Homeland Security CIO since February 2021, added a new title to his CV in September: chief artificial intelligence officer. His expanded DHS portfolio includes the promotion of innovation and safety in the agency’s AI use cases, in addition to advising DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and other DHS leadership on the technology. In the rollout of new AI policies from DHS in September, Hysen — who previously served as executive director of DHS Digital Service and was part of the Biden-Harris transition’s Technology Strategy & Delivery team — noted that the agency’s moves would ensure that its “use of AI is free from discrimination and in full compliance with the law, ensuring that we retain the public’s trust.”

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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