No More Acting: FCC Affirms Calvosa As CIO


For more than a year, the FCC has had an acting Chief Information Officer — an individual who previously served as the Commission’s Deputy CIO for Technology and Resiliency.

There will be no further acting necessary.

Christine Calvosa is now officially the FCC’s Chief Information Officer.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressed delight in giving the post formally to Calvosa.

“The FCC’s aggressive agenda requires an expert and agile information technology team,” Pai said. “That team needs a leader with deep expertise in all aspects of IT development, deployment, and information security. This is especially important because Congress last year enhanced the responsibilities of the FCC’s CIO—responsibilities the FCC recently codified in our rules. Ms. Calvosa is an ideal choice for this role.”

As Acting CIO, Calvosa oversaw the information technology for the 28 GHz auction and led implementation of the FCC’s updated and modernized National Broadband Map.

“In short, Ms. Calvosa has demonstrated the ability to deliver on this agency’s complex information technology requirements,” Pai said. “I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

For several years before taking on CIO duties, Calvosa was the FCC’s Deputy CIO for Technology and Resiliency. Prior to joining the FCC in 2014, she served as the Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the second largest agency within USDA.

From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Calvosa served as a senior consultant for management oversight and information technology for multiple Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.