La’Naia Jones

Federal Leadership

La’Naia Jones was named the chief information officer of the CIA in March of 2022, a role in which she will have responsibility for the agency’s IT systems, as well as its global communications network. At FedTalks in August, Jones told FedScoop she will be able to build off her background in the intelligence community, as acting IC CIO and deputy CIO at the NSA, to boost the CIA’s IT modernization efforts. There are “three big things” she said she’s focused on in her role: the expanded focus on cybersecurity in everything the agency does; changing the culture and using technology as a transformative force multiplier; and promoting transparency.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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