Government Publishing Office Names New CIO


CIO Sam Musa previously worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and FBI.

The Government Publishing Office named federal tech veteran Sam Musa its chief information officer Monday.

Musa will replace former CIO Tracee Boxley who retired at the end of last year, spokesman Gary Somerset said. The CIO position has been filled since January by a rotation of three senior agency IT managers, Somerset said.

Musa’s job will include managing IT policies and acquisition across the agency and developing and maintaining budgets for IT systems, according to an agency news release.

Musa was previously chief of IT services for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he developed the commission’s cybersecurity program, the publishing office said. He has also held tech posts at the National Weather Service, the FBI and the Pentagon, the office said.

The publishing office handles a range of government publishing jobs including passports and official congressional documents in both digital and print form. The office plans to transition to an updated website called Govinfo at the end of this year.

The Trump administration struggled during its first year to put and keep permanent tech executives in place but has improved somewhat in year two, according to Nextgov tallies. About one-fifth of the largest federal agencies, often described as CFO Act agencies, lack a permanent chief information officer now, compared with about one-fourth in January.

The Government Publishing Office is not a CFO Act agency.