Sheena Burrell was appointed the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Executive/Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective August 1, 2022. Sheena is responsible for establishing the mission, vision, and priorities for the CIO organization to support the preservation of digital and natural digital records and information for the federal government. Sheena began her NARA career in February 2019 and in April 2020, she was appointed to the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) position, where she was instrumental in leading NARA Information Technology (IT) programs and projects by being accountable for four IT divisions. As the DCIO, she helped to create the IT Strategic Plan, worked to update NARA’s IT governance processes, and collaborated to bring technological advances to NARA.
Before coming to NARA, Sheena worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she served as an IT Business Manager, and for the Social Security Administration, where she served in a variety of IT positions.
Sheena earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University. She also holds numerous industry certifications, including being certified as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), Scaled Agile for Enterprise (SAFE), and Technology Business Management (TBM) Executive.
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