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Donna Seymour

Donna K. Seymour is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). She is responsible for the information technology and innovative solutions that support the OPM's mission to recruit, retain, and honor a world class workforce.

Before coming to OPM, Mrs. Seymour served as the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy. She is a member of the Senior Executive Service for the Department of Defense, responsible for policy and oversight related to wounded, ill, and injured transitioning Service members.

In addition, Mrs. Seymour served as the Principal Director for Civilian Personnel Policy. Her responsibilities included human resources management policies affecting more than 900,000 civilian employees world-wide. She joined the Senior Executive Service in September 2007 and has more than 34 years of federal service. She also served as the Executive Director, Enterprise Human Resource Information Systems where she was responsible for providing Department-wide information technology solutions to meet the needs of 35,000 HR specialists, DoD civilian employees, and military and civilian managers and leaders.

Her previous experience includes: Director, Logistics Planning and Innovation Division for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics); Acting Assistant for Administration and the Deputy Assistant for Administration to the Secretary of the Navy; and the Associate Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Policy Oversight at the Department of Transportation after serving as the Chief Information Officer at the Maritime Administration.

She began her federal career in 1978 and has concentrated primarily in the area of information technology, especially its ability to transform the workforce and business of the federal government, acquisition, financial management, and human resources management.

Mrs. Seymour holds a bachelor's of science degree in computer science from George Mason University where she graduated with Honors and Distinction, and has completed graduate level courses in operations research and management sciences. In 2010, she was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy, and in 2007 was named as a Top 100 Chief Information Officer by Computerworld.


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