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GSA’s deputy CIO heading to private sector

Steve Grewal, the General Services Administration’s deputy chief information officer, is leaving the agency to go work for a startup.

Steve Grewal is leaving as the GSA deputy CIO to join a startup in Silicon Valley.

Sources confirmed Grewal is joining a new technology company in Silicon Valley as its chief technology officer. Sources didn’t know the name of the company. Grewal’s last day in the office is Jan. 31.

Grewal joined GSA in May 2016 from the Education Department.

As deputy CIO, Grewal oversaw a host of IT management issues, including data management, leveraging technology for innovative business practices and leading enterprisewide modernization efforts.

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Grewal helped lead GSA’s implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). He also led with the GSA Digital Services team a Grace Hopper Day Hackathon in December 2016 where developers sought to improve the agency’s public engagement applications.

Before coming to GSA, Grewal worked at Education for six years and at the Department of Health and Human Services and Transportation Department in IT security roles.

It’s unclear who will replace Grewal at GSA, even on an acting basis.

An email to GSA press office seeking comment was not immediately returned.