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Donna Seymour

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

Mrs. Seymour joined the Senior Executive Service in September 2007 and has more than 37 years of Federal service

Before coming to OPM, she served as the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy where she was 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

Mrs. Seymour 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 Deputy Assistant for Administration to the Secretary of the Navy; and 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.

Mrs. Seymour began her Federal career in 1978 and has focused primarily on 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 of science degree in computer science from George Mason University where she graduated with honors and distinction. She has also completed graduate level courses in operations research and management sciences. In 2013, Mrs. Seymour was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of Defense; in 2010, she received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy; and in 2007 she was named as a Top 100 Chief Information Officer by Computerworld magazine.


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