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The Office of Personnel Management has brought in a 25-year IT veteran, David Bowen, to serve as its new chief technology officer, an OPM spokeswoman confirmed today. His mission is to concentrate on the agency’s outdated retirement system and ensure that its new governmentwide hiring site,, continues to function properly after a rocky start in October.

Bowen, who until earlier this month had been the Federal Aviation Administration’s CIO and Assistant Administrator, will be working as a detailee with OPM’s CIO, Matt Perry, in an effort to tackle a growing backlog retiree applications. Keep reading →