Ann Dunkin, who served as CIO at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the second Obama administration, is in line to become CIO at the Department of Energy (DoE), knowledgeable sources tell MeriTalk.

The CIO post at DoE has been vacant since the departure of Rocky Campione earlier this month.

Dunkin has been Chief Technology Officer, State, and Local Government, at Dell Technologies, since early 2020.

She also served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team between October 2020 and January 2021 as a member of the EPA Agency Review Team, and the Technology Strategy & Delivery cross-agency team.

After leaving the CIO post at EPA in early 2017, Dunkin became CIO for Santa Clara County, Calif., leading a staff of about 1,000 people, and directing an annual expense budget of more than $300 million, with a capital budget of more than $200 million.

Dunkin’s two-and-a-half-year stint as CIO and senior advisor to the Administrator at EPA saw her overseeing all systems and services throughout the agency, and leading service development and delivery by Federal staff and contractors with an annual budget of more than $400 million annually.

A DoE spokesperson declined to confirm the news today, and Dunkin did not immediately respond to an inquiry.

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.