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Veterans Affairs taps NASA IT exec as new CISO

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    Roopangi Kadakia, who most recently served as web services executive in NASA’s Office of the CIO, has been appointed CISO at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She will start in the new role on July 24.

    Kadakia replaces Brian Burns, who left in June for another public sector job. "She will be the fifth permanent or acting CISO at VA over the last 12 months," writes Eric White for Federal News Radio.

    In an email to staff announcing Kadakia’s appointment, VA CIO LaVerne Council referred to the department's "transformation goals," including plans to move some systems to the cloud, an area where Kadakia has significant experience, having moved 160 applications to the cloud during her time at NASA (see video below).

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