The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has named a new Chief Information Officer. David M. Bowen will hold the post of assistant administrator for information services and CIO, Federal Computer Week reports.
Bowen comes to the FAA from Blue Cross of Calif., where he served as SVP and CIO. Bowen succeeds Daniel J. Mehan, who tendered his resignation last September.
The new CIO will join the FAA’s senior management as the principal advisor on IT and will lead the agency’s strategic IT planning initiatives with a $2 billion budget to support various administrative, business and operational needs.
“Dave brings a winning mix of technical background and leadership skills to the FAA,” said FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey. “He has a record of demonstrated results that will help the agency apply a corporate approach to its IT investments and control our operating costs.”
Bowen has more than two decades worth of aviation experience, and he holds a commercial pilot’s license. He is a CPA with a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s in economics from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
By Al Sacco