Energy CTO announces departure

Energy's first CTO will start a new chapter in the private sector.

Department of Energy Chief Technology Officer Pete Tseronis is leaving federal service, he announced Thursday.

Tseronis, who has served as Energy’s CTO since 2008, said in a blog post that he’s starting a new chapter in the private sector, though he declined to tell FedScoop where specifically. Energy CIO Michael Johnson confirmed the news in a brief email to staff.

“I have been truly blessed to serve the Federal Government for over twenty-four years in myriad progressive technology and leadership responsibility roles spanning four Administrations and three cabinet-level agencies, culminating as the Energy Department’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer,” he wrote.

While CTO of Energy, Tseronis’ major focuses were deploying new technologies throughout the department, such as cloud, wireless and mobility solutions, and improving cybersecurity. He was also the visionary behind the department’s enterprise IT Strategic Roadmap.


Prior to his time at Energy, he served as CTO and director of network services for the Department of Education.

The CTO is not the only senior IT official to depart Energy lately. Earlier this month, Chief Information Security Officer Rod Turk left the department to take the same role with the Commerce Department.

Tseronis will officially leave Energy effective Nov. 1. In his staff email, Johnson said he’d work on finding a replacement as it gets closer to that date.

“A self-proclaimed ‘Connective Tissue Officer,’ my passion for connecting dots, building bridges, and fostering relationships will continue,” he wrote. “I am committed to help others understand and balance existing and new priorities while conveying technology’s ‘value to the mission!'”

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 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.

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