FCC Taps USDA’s Francisco Salguero to Fill CIO Role


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has hired Francisco Salguero – now  deputy CIO at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) – as the FCC’s next CIO, Salguero confirmed on Nov. 20 at ATARC’s Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) event.

With over two decades of IT experience, Salguero spent nearly 15 years in CIO and CIO-adjacent positions at USDA. He helped USDA leverage cloud technologies and redesign farmers.gov to enhance citizen experience. USDA’s online biography of Salguero praises his work with the Cloud Adoption and IT Infrastructure Optimization Center of Excellence (COE), the Data Analytics COE, enterprise end user consolidation, network modernization, and the USDA IT organizational structure.

Salguero is replacing FCC’s Acting CIO John Skudlarek. Skudlarek assumed the position after Christine Calvosa’s departure from the agency in May. Calvosa left FCC to take a position in the private sector after three months on the job.

It is not yet publicly known who will replace Salguero as deputy CIO at USDA.

Katie Malone
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Katie Malone is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.