Bill Marion is now the Air Force’s acting chief information officer, according to the service’s CIO website.
Marion takes over for Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, who was recently named to director for command, control, communications and computers/cyber and chief information officer of the Joint Staff.
Marion will oversee a variety of initiatives for the Air Force in the technology and communications space, such as data center consolidation, cloud computing, mobility and unified capabilities. He has worked as the service’s deputy chief for information dominance and deputy chief information officer at the Pentagon since May 2016.
In the deputy role, Marion helps support an IT portfolio valued at $17 billion. His portfolio includes IT investment strategy, networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, and information assurance for the Air Force. Marion has a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Texas and a bachelor’s from Incarnate Word College, according to his Air Force biography.
The service has not publicly named a replacement for Shwedo yet.