Embattled FEMA CIO Reassigned to Caribbean Post


The embattled technology leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been reassigned to the Caribbean amid reports the agency is not properly managing its IT and has misled investigators.

FEMA officials confirmed that Chief Information Officer Adrian Gardner has been reassigned to the Caribbean Area Division as the executive director of recovery communications technology. In the new role, Gardner will lead the communications systems recovery efforts in Caribbean U.S. territories after hurricanes and other severe emergency situations.

“This assignment is intended to address a critical need in the Caribbean, particularly with respect to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,” FEMA Chief of Staff Eric Heighberger told agency employees in an email. “Administrator [Brock] Long is…

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