Office of Personnel Management CIO Dave DeVries will be leaving his position effective Sept. 2 due to family considerations, an OPM spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
DeVries joined OPM in August 2016, after the CIO position had remained vacant for six months in the wake of Donna Seymour’s departure following the 2015 OPM breach.
As CIO, DeVries’ role was “defining and implementing a technology strategic vision that aligns with the organization’s mission, objectives, and goals,” according to DeVries’ OPM bio. Prior to OPM, DeVries worked for the Department of Defense CIO’s Office, providing Pentagon experience that was considered critical to the his new role at OPM.
“Dave will have the ability to bring expertise from DoD into OPM, and ensure that DoD understands how lessons learned from the new IT can be applied within DoD and the other Federal agencies,” then-DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen said. “This will be a win that improves IT information sharing across all Federal departments and agencies.”
DeVries’ exit is the third high-level Federal CIO departure in the past week, following Rob Foster’s departure from the Navy and Richard Staropoli from the Department of Homeland Security.
“OPM does not have official information at this time regarding an interim or acting CIO,” the spokesperson told MeriTalk. “We are focused on our mission of supporting a world-class workforce and expect to maintain continuity of services as the agency transitions to new IT leadership.”