Renee Wynn


Renee Wynn joined NASA as CIO in September 2015, managing and modernizing the space agency’s IT systems. With more than 30 years of IT experience and nearly a decade as a federal CIO, Wynn says her role as a leader and developer of engaged and empowered workforce is one of her most important. “A truly great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but where they ought to be,” she said. “Accept the fact that meaningful, positive change takes time.” She pointed to mentoring, in particular, as very important to growing IT talent. “No matter where you are in your career, you don’t need to go it alone,” she said.

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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