FEMA workers deliver food boxes and water bottles in Puerto Rico. (Steven Shepard/FEMA)

FEMA CIO Adrian Gardner Reassigned to Caribbean

FEMA CIO Adrian Gardner has been reassigned as the agency’s executive director of recovery communications technology in the Caribbean Area Division.

Gardner was FEMA’s longest serving CIO, having held the position for five years.

“In this role, Mr. Gardner will be responsible for coordinating the communication recovery efforts in the Caribbean,” a FEMA spokesperson told Federal Times. “He will also lead continuity of communications for U.S. Caribbean Territorial leadership and other critical infrastructure stakeholders; implement a state-of-the-art survivable and interoperable communications infrastructure for continuity of critical government functions required to provide public safety for the people of the U.S. Caribbean Territories; and help develop, deploy, and sustain a modern resilient digital smart infrastructure required to support the current and future economic needs of the U.S. Caribbean Territories.”

Deputy CIO Patsy Garnett will serve as acting CIO at the agency.

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