FCC Names New Chief Information Officer

Francisco Salguero moves from the USDA to oversee the commission’s work in IT development, deployment and information security.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today appointed Francisco Salguero chief information officer.

“I am delighted that Mr. Salguero has agreed to serve as our Chief Information Officer,” said Pai. “The commission’s aggressive agenda requires an expert and agile information technology team. That team needs a leader with deep expertise in all aspects of IT development, deployment, and information security.

“This is especially important because Congress last year enhanced the responsibilities of the FCC’s CIO — responsibilities the FCC recently codified in our rules. During his tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Salguero demonstrated the ability to deliver on the agency’s complex information technology requirements. I look forward to him applying that same technical expertise to our operations at the commission.”

Prior to being named chief information officer, Salguero worked at USDA for 14 years, most recently as deputy chief information officer, where, among other things, he provided strategic oversight of the department’s $2 billion information technology portfolio.

Salguero started his career in the private sector within the technology and telecommunications industry, working for both start-up and large organizations. Then, as a senior technical project manager at Science Applications International Corp., he worked with state and local government on law enforcement IT systems.

Chairman Pai also expressed appreciation for the work of Acting CIO John Skudlarek: “Thank you to John for his willingness to step up and lead our IT team during this transition.  His expertise and hard work have been invaluable to the commission.”

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FCC Names Chief Information Officer

Christine Calvosa has been the agency’s acting CIO after serving as its deputy CIO for technology and resiliency.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced the appointment of Christine Calvosa as the commission’s chief information officer. Prior to this position, Calvosa was the agency’s acting CIO for over one year and for several years was the FCC’s deputy CIO for technology and resiliency.

“I am delighted that Ms. Calvosa will be serving as the FCC’s Chief Information Officer,” said  Pai. “The FCC’s aggressive agenda requires an expert and agile information technology team.  That team needs a leader with deep expertise in all aspects of IT development, deployment, and information security. This is especially important because Congress last year enhanced the responsibilities of the FCC’s CIO—responsibilities the FCC recently codified in our rules. Ms. Calvosa is an ideal choice for this role. During her time as acting CIO, she oversaw the information technology for the 28 GHz auction and led implementation of the FCC’s updated and modernized National Broadband Map. In short, Ms. Calvosa has demonstrated the ability to deliver on this agency’s complex information technology requirements. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

Prior to joining the FCC in 2014, Calvosa was the chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the second largest agency within USDA.

In addition, from 2005 to 2010, she was a senior consultant for management oversight and information technology for multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Homeland Security.

Calvosa holds a Master of Science in information system technology from George Washington University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in management information systems and a minor in international studies from Pennsylvania State University.


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