Former DoD Exec Peter Ranks Returns to CIA to Support Cloud Procurement Program

Former DoD Exec Peter Ranks Returns to CIA to Support Cloud Procurement Program
Peter Ranks CIA

Peter Ranks, former deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Department of Defense, has left DoD for a role at the Central Intelligence Agency where he will support cloud procurement, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

Ranks, who worked for over two decades at CIA before joining the Pentagon, returns to the intelligence agency to help run the Commercial Cloud Enterprise or C2E program that aims to procure cloud products and services.

“Under his leadership, we’ve made great advances in execution of the DoD Cloud Strategy and development of the software modernization approach while supporting the entirety of the DoD workforce with remote work capabilities during the pandemic," Dana Deasy, DoD's CIO, said about Ranks.

Danielle Metz, a former Defense Information Systems Agency executive, fills Ranks' vacated deputy CIO post on an acting basis.

CIA has taken steps related to its cloud program. Amazon Web Services, Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) were awarded spots on the program's multibillion-dollar contract in November.

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