Recovery Board names Hemanth Setty next CIO

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board took little time finding a replacement for Shawn Kingsberry, the board’s former chief information officer who retired Friday from federal government.

Hemanth Setty has been named the board’s next CIO, Kingsberry confirmed in a tweet Monday. Setty has been with the Recovery Board since 2010, when he started as a solutions architect before being promoted to chief technology officer in 2012.

Soon after taking over the board’s CTO reins, FedScoop spoke with Setty, recognizing him as a FedMentor. Setty described working with “cutting edge technologies” as RATB CTO and explained how he’s passionate about being a public servant. Prior to joining RATB, Setty worked in the private sector for 14 years.

Setty will have big shoes to fill in replacing Kingsberry, a noted cloud pioneer who led the board’s swift effort to host on Amazon Web Services’ cloud in just 22 days. Kingsberry, who spent 22 years in government and the last five with RATB since it launched, confirmed in an email to FedScoop last week that he will join Arlington, Virginia-based TASC Inc. as the director of cloud services. He will officially begin Nov.3.


The Recovery Board, which began in 2009 to provide transparency on the spending of the $787 billion allotted to stimulus efforts in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is scheduled to sunset Sept. 20, 2015. According to, the board’s license will not be renewed.

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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