Lytwaive Hutchinson

Lytwaive Hutchinson appointed Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency

May 15, 2019: Lytwaive Hutchinson has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Hutchinson arrives at FEMA after working as the Vice Director of the Joint Service Provider (JSP) at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at the U.S. Department of Defense. This is Hutchinson’s first civilian agency appointment. She worked for twenty-one years as an active- duty member of the U.S. Army, and she then joined the Washington Headquarters Services at the Defense Department in 2002 after she had retired. Patsy Garnett, who had been the FEMA Acting CIO since Adrian Gardner was re-assigned from the position in 2018, re-assumes her previous position as the FEMA Deputy CIO. Gardner was re-assigned from the FEMA CIO position in 2018, and he subsequently retired in April, 2019, after thirty years in government. As the Vice Director of the JSP, Hutchinson developed, maintained and facilitated the implementation of the organization’s information technology infrastructure for JSP’s customers. She oversaw an annual IT budget of more than $500 million, managed enterprise-wide IT programs and initiatives, and was the executive authority on the utilization of IT capabilities, resources, and systems.

Attribution: Federal News Network, DHS, ExecutiveGov

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