Keith Jones will move to the private sector after leaving State Department as CIO


A representative for the State Department confirmed to MeriTalk that Keith Jones, the department’s chief information officer (CIO), will be leaving his position after serving in it for only 16 months. Jones plans to go back into the private sector.

The State Department will be without a chief information officer until Glenn Miller, the department’s principal deputy CIO, takes over as acting chief information officer.

During his stint as the State Department’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jones set technology strategy and oversaw $2.4 billion in technology projects.

Keith A. Jones, CIO, is leaving the federal government after 38 years to return to the private sector. On Friday, June 17, 2022, Jones’ departure will take effect, according to a department official.

Jones worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for 15 years, where he held technical leadership positions in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) departments.

President and CEO of the Edgewater Group DC, Jones was a former DHS employee. In addition, he was a primary consultant for Deep Water Point. In addition, Jones served as a strategic advisor for the Government Technology & Services Coalition, where he aided large and small enterprises in acquiring capabilities in support of government projects.

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