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Released: June 6, 2011

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

June 6, 2011
David Fiske, 202-418-0513
Email: david.fiske @fcc.gov
FCC ANNOUNCES HIRE OF NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Today, the FCC announced Robert Naylor as the Commission's Chief Information Officer, a hire
that will keep the FCC agile, responsive and effective in the high-tech space it serves.
In his role as CIO, Mr. Naylor will implement a tech-forward strategy to cut costs, equip workers
with effective tools, and shift the Commission's IT trajectory towards more sustainable and
secure cloud-based solutions.
"This hire equips the FCC to lead by example in the federal technology space," said FCC
Managing Director Steven VanRoekel. "Robert brings the right vision and leadership to
modernize the agency's data and IT holdings and keep this agency moving towards the cloud.
His work will make our operational expenditures more effective in out years, providing a reliable
means of engagement for the consumers and industries we serve."
The hire comes as the FCC continues to leverage new strategies to make the FCC's IT properties
more efficient and secure. In line with the U.S. CIO's efforts to increase cloud hosting adoption
among federal agencies, the FCC recently relaunched the agency's main web site, FCC.gov, in a
secure cloud environment. As CIO, Mr. Naylor will continue to guide the agency's investment in
tech infrastructure, reducing costs and empowering FCC employees to deploy innovative
solutions inside the agency.
Mr. Naylor previously served an appointment as the Chief Information Officer for the United
States Small Business Administration. He has recently served on two committees within the
Federal Executive CIO Council, and was a member of two White House workgroups within the
Office of Science and Technology Policy.
In 1999, Mr. Naylor started an international professional services small business, servicing the
human capital management industry. In this capacity, his company served many of the Fortune
100 businesses in Hong Kong, Singapore, England, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and
Australia, as well as 30 States in the USA.
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