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Nigeria’s Yemi Oshinnaiye appointed Chief Information Officer by US Agency

By Mitchelle Uzorka

The United States Transportation Security Administration has appointed a Nigerian, Yemi Oshinnaiye, as its new Chief Information Officer.

Oshinnaiye, who was the deputy CIO at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has now confirmed as TSA’s new permanent CIO.

According to the Federal News Network, Oshinnaiye would assume office in May following the resignation of Russ Roberts, the outgoing CIO.

Roberts, who had announced his retirement in December, had delayed it for a few months. However, he would hand over the baton to Oshinnaiye in early May.

Oshinnaiye has previously worked at DHS from 2012 – 2017 and has been the deputy CIO at USCIS since March 2019.

During his tenure at USCIS, Oshinnaiye helped to head the plan to consolidate and improve how the agency made use of cloud services.

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