Energy CIO leaves, deputy moves to acting role

Michael Johnson left the DOE last week after nearly two years in the role.
Department of Energy Headquarters (Cliff/Flickr)

The Energy Department’s chief information officer has left the agency after years of federal service including the last two as department CIO, according to an internal email provided to FedScoop.

Michael Johnson’s role will be filled in the interim by Robbie Green, the department’s principal deputy CIO for Enterprise Information Resources Management, according to an internal email sent Dec. 16. Energy’s CIO position is a political appointee, so for Green to keep the job long-term, he would need an appointment from President-elect Donald Trump.

Johnson’s service included a stint in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as its assistant director for Intelligence Programs and National Security Systems. He also worked at the Department of Homeland Security as chief scientist within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

Also during his time in federal government, Johnson worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the first deputy associate director of National Intelligence for Information Sharing.


Green comes to the acting CIO role after nearly eight years in the Energy Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.

When Green served as a senior adviser to the associate chief information officer for the Department of Energy’s IT services, he oversaw the budget process there. And before that role, Green also worked for the National Nuclear Security Administration as its deputy CIO for information technology.

As Energy’s CIO, Johnson led “Department-wide cyber efforts, including cybersecurity strategy, policy and operations.”

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