State Department CIO leaving post

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State Department Chief Information Officer Susan Swart is leaving the agency to become the chief information officer at the International Monetary Fund.

The announcement was made by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Her appointment will take effect in August.


“I have informed the Executive Board of my intention to appoint Susan Swart the Chief Information Officer and Associate Director of the Fund’s Technology and General Services Department,” Lagarde said. “In a strong field of global candidates, Susan demonstrated expertise with the technology challenges of the kind faced by the Fund and has a distinguished record in delivering high quality IT services in a public sector environment.

Swart has served as the State Department’s CIO since 2008 and been an employees of the State Department since 1989. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth and National Defense universities.

Based in Washington D.C., the International Monetary Fund is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Swart discussed her priorities as State Department CIO in this interview with FedScoop earlier this year.

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