Obama appoints Kshemendra Paul to a key IT post

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Washington, DC: The Obama Administration has appointed Indian-American Kshemendra Paul to a key IT position, making him head of an agency that facilitates the sharing and access of terrorism-related information within various wings of the US government.

Paul, whose parents migrated from Punjab in 1950s, has been appointed as Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), which now has assumed a major role as the Administration is focused on organizing and streamlining the huge terrorism related date available with various agencies and departments of the US government.

Currently he is the Federal Chief Architect at the Office of Management and Budget.

His appointment to this post comes following a recent review by the National Security Staff which identified that PM-ISE must be closely linked to the White House in order to make meaningful progress in developing the ISE.

“Paul will co-chair interagency meetings with the National Security Staff, to better aligning and integrating the office of the PM-ISE with the White House,” a Obama Administration official told.

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