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Linda Cureton

Linda Cureton

NASA

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Ms. Linda Y. Cureton is the CIO of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center and leads the IT and 
Communications Directorate. As the CIO, Ms. Cureton is responsible for ensuring 
that GSFC's information assets are acquired and managed consistent with Agency 
and Federal Government policies. She is responsible for ensuring that the 
Center's IT strategy aligns with NASA's vision, mission, and strategic goals.  

Prior to her arrival at GSFC, Ms. Cureton was the Deputy Chief Information 
Officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Deputy Assistant 
Director for the Office of Science and Technology. Previously, Ms. Cureton 
served as Associate CIO, Acting Deputy CIO, and Acting CIO of the Department of 
Energy. There, she had a broad range of responsibilities including: strategic 
planning, network and information security, and other IT related tasks. She also 
served at the Department of Justice and was responsible for managing their Data 
Centers.

As a strong advocate for the practical application of technology, Ms. Cureton is 
a member of organizations such as the Government IT Investment Council, the 
American Council for Technology, and Women in Technology. She earned a B.S. from 
Howard University graduating magna cum laude with a major in Mathematics and a 
minor in Latin. She also received a M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a 
Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins 
University.

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