Justice Deputy CIO Kevin Deeley passes away

Deeley, who spent the past six years as deputy CIO of the DOJ, was 55.
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Kevin Deeley

Justice Department Deputy CIO Kevin Deeley has passed away, FedScoop has learned.

In an email to staff, Justice CIO Joe Klimavicz shared the news of Deeley’s sudden passing over the weekend. He was 55. No information about the cause of death had been made available as of Monday morning.

“We will feel his loss keenly in the OCIO and throughout the Department,” Klimavicz wrote. “My condolences to each of you who had the good fortune of knowing Kevin and are now grieving the loss of a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. I realize all too well that there is precious little anyone can do or say, that will lessen the impact of such a profound loss.”


Deeley spent more than three decades in federal government — the last six as deputy CIO of the Justice Department, and before that as its chief information security officer.

He won a FedScoop 50 award for Federal Leadership in 2015.

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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