June 12, 2018: Kurt Garbars plans to retire soon as the Chief Information Security Officer at the U.S General Services Administration (GSA). Bo Berlas has been appointed to succeed Garbars in the position on an acting basis. Garbars has led the Cloud Computing Security Working group as part of the Federal CIO Council, and he created the lightweight ATO process for cloud services. Berlas has worked at GSA since 2002, and he was previously a Senior IT Security Specialist and the Director of Security, a post he was appointed to in 2013. GSA is an independent federal government agency.