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Senate confirms longtime Microsoft leader Kurt DelBene as CIO at Dept. of Veterans Affairs

— Former Microsoft government Kurt DelBene was confirmed on Thursday by the Senate as the CIO and assistant secretary for data and expertise at the Division of Veterans Affairs. He was nominated by President Biden in November.

The previous Microsoft Workplace president, whose latest position included main the corporate’s pandemic response, retired from the Seattle-area tech big earlier this yr after greater than 27 years throughout two stints.

DelBene left the corporate in 2013 and spent seven months as senior advisor to the Secretary of Well being and Human Companies, appointed by then-President Obama to deal with issues with the Healthcare.gov internet portal.

He then returned to Microsoft in 2015 to guide company technique and coordinate engineering capabilities throughout the corporate, reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

In his new position, DelBene will handle the tech portfolio and cybersecurity for main divisions at the VA, reported FCW.

DelBene was additionally a enterprise associate at Seattle’s Madrona Enterprise Group. He’s the husband of U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene, a former Microsoft exec herself whose district consists of Redmond, Wash., dwelling of Microsoft.

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