The General Services Administration announced on March 11 that CIO Sonny Hashmi will soon leave his position for the private sector. Hashmi, who has not yet announced where he will work next, is leaving an agency where he managed a $600 million IT budget.

A daily tweeter, Hashmi was named by Government Technology as worth following on Twitter, and identified as a key strategist for the federal government’s move to modernize its redundant legacy applications.
Who will replace Hashmi is not evident. One rumored candidate is Associate CIO for Enterprise Infrastructure David Shive.