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Kent, Suzette

Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), the top IT job in the U.S. Government, Feb 2018 – Jul 2020. Corrupt Enron financier J.P. Morgan, Aug 2008 – Jul 2015. IT incompetent Accenture, Jun 1990 – Dec 2004.

No IT education. An IT education is the most important IT credential and Louisiana State University says Kent only has a BA in journalism and Kent's LinkedIn page says she only has a BA in advertising and marketing. According to my FOIA request (response of Jun 2020) to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Kent only has a "Bachelor or Arts — School or Mass Communication-Journalism/Advertising with dual minor in Latin and Psychology".

$165,300 is Kent's most recent annual salary as of Feb 2019 according to my FOIA request to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This is outrageous. Many doctors and lawyers don't make that much and, unlike Kent, they are at least qualified; by law they have to be.

See my original article about Kent: You're Fired! Trump's Worst Hire Ever: IT Incompetent Fed CIO Suzie Kent.

Later I discovered Kent previously worked for IT incompetent Accenture, a leading provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, but went through the business-government revolving door; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: Government, Business, and the Revolving Door). Accenture used to be part of Arthur Andersen, a top-five accounting firm that worked for Enron but was dissolved, just after it spun off Accenture, after it was found criminally complicit in Enron's massive fraud. See Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture. Accenture has spawned numerous IT incompetent government IT officials, like John Edwards and Nicole Dean. Additionally, Kent worked for J.P. Morgan, which paid out over $2 billion in fines and legal settlements for financing Enron.

Kent "retired" as Federal CIO in Jul 2020 — she's years away from real retirement — but was suspiciously vague about where she was going to work next. This may be because she is violating federal law — Title 18 (crimes and criminal procedure) of U.S. Code, § 207 (restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected officials of the executive and legislative branches) — and working for one of the companies she dealt with when she was Federal CIO, like Accenture, Booz Allen, Proofpoint, etc. One more turn of the illegal revolving door.