Sonny Hashmi officially named GSA CIO

Sonny Hashmi, who has been serving as the acting chief information officer at the General Services Administration since January, has been named CIO.

Although GSA has not yet made an official announcement, Hashmi confirmed the appointment May 31 in an email to FedScoop.

“I’m extremely humbled and honored to have this new responsibility,” Hashmi said.

Hashmi has been the agency’s deputy chief information officer and chief technology officer since 2011. He took over the role of acting CIO in January upon the departure of Casey Coleman, who left to take a position with AT&T Government Solutions.


“Sonny has been a valuable member of the GSA team,” GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a statement to FedScoop. “During his time at GSA, Sonny has led many IT modernization initiatives, including the agency’s adoption of cloud for email, collaboration, and applications as well as creating agile practices for cloud development. He is one of the most active members of the federal IT community and has won numerous awards for his work. I am confident that Sonny’s experience will continue to be an incredible asset to GSA and our agency partners.”

A well-known and respected member of the federal information technology community, Hashmi has played a key role in managing GSA’s $600 million information technology budget and has been credited with modernizing the agency’s enterprise application portfolio, formulating and implementing the digital government strategy for GSA and establishing enterprise IT project and vendor management processes.

Among his more notable successes has been his leadership in GSA’s adoption of cloud for enterprise email, collaboration and applications, as well as creating agile practices for cloud development.

In 2013, Hashmi was named to the FedScoop 50 list of top federal IT leaders for his efforts to leverage emerging technologies and drive IT modernization at the agency and across government.

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