Matt Bailey, the man appointed as Washington, D.C.’s first director of technology innovation, is moving on from local government and making the jump to the White House.
Though neither the district nor the OMB have released official announcements, Bailey announced he will be joining the Office of Management and Budget within the U.S. CIO Tony Scott’s office in an April 26 tweet.
I'm excited to announce that I'm joining the White House! Tech policy @ the CIO's team. Sad to leave DC gov but so excited for this!— Matt Bailey (@MattBailey0) April 26, 2016
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Bailey’s appointment as the district’s technology and innovation director in May 2015, during a time of flux within the post of chief technology officer, to whom Bailey would report.
In late April 2015, CTO Rob Mancini left for the private sector and was temporarily replaced by Tegene Baharu, who resigned days before his October 2015 confirmation. The position is currently held by Archana Vemulapalli as of January 2016.
Prior to his work in local government, Bailey served as a user experience manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and was a founding member of the Code for D.C. brigade, which is part of the larger Code for America brigade.