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The Chief Data Officer (CDO) magazine recently announced who’s who on its “Leading Data Executives – North American Government” list.

Lytwaive Hutchinson, chief information officer (CIO) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is among 100+ CIOs, information technology (IT) directors, chief data officers (CDOs), and chief technology officers (CTOs).

Lytwaive Hutchinson entered federal government service in 2002 and became part of the senior executive service (SES) in 2010. Prior, she spent more than  20 years on active duty with the United States Army. Her military decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

Before joining FEMA, she served as the vice director of the joint service provider at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) where she maintained an IT infrastructure across Pentagon-supported customers.

Hutchinson oversaw an IT budget of over $500 million, managed IT programs and initiatives, and was the executive authority on the proper utilization of IT capabilities, resources, and systems.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Quality Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Harvard Business School for Executive Education, APEX, Vanguard, and Leadership at the Peak.

Hutchinson has appeared in the Top Blacks in the Senior Executive Service list published by US Black Engineer magazine since 2010.

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