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Clare Martorana

CIO, Office of Personnel Management

Federal Leadership of the Year

Clare Martorana’s priority since taking the CIO job has been securing and stabilizing OPM’s mainframe environment, and in mid-July, after a year of work, her team successfully migrated mainframe technology from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. to an offsite commercial data center. OPM decoupled its systems from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s two-and-a-half months before its Oct. 1 deadline. And disaster recovery is in place. “Many said this could not be done,” Martorana said. “But we knew that it could be done.”