Agency names deputy CIO; still has not named new chief innovation officer

A new deputy chief information officer is now on board at the federal insurer of bank deposits, the agency announced Tuesday.

Bob De Luca, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) said, will oversee day-to-day operations of the agency’s chief information officer (CIO) organization. He will also lead agency improvements in application and infrastructure security.

De Luca joins FDIC CIO Sylvia Burns, who was named to that position early this year, in the CIO organization.

De Luca joined the FDIC from the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA), where he was executive director of the agency’s Information Technology Centers of Excellence (CoE) since it was created in 2018.

Before that, he was CIO of the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (previously known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the FDIC said. He has worked on projects with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He also serves, currently, in the U.S. Air Force, Maryland Air National Guard, 175th Cyberspace Operations Squadron.

While the FDIC has filled out its leadership in the CIO organization, it has yet to fill the position of chief innovation officer (CINO) to lead its new FDIC Technology office (FDiTech) and, in particular, the agency’s new tech lab. The agency has been working to fill that position since last fall. It began taking applications in September through Oct. 10, 2019; the agency said then that the job pays up to $283,000 per annum.

FDIC Names Bob De Luca Deputy Chief Information Officer