March 11, 2019: The Washington, D.C., City Council has confirmed Lindsey Parker as the city government’s Chief Technology Officer. Parker was the city’s Acting CTO since January, 2019. She succeeded Barney Krucoff, who held the position since January, 2018. Krucoff returned to his previous position as the city government’s Chief Data Officer. Before she took office as the city’s Acting CTO, Parker was a Deputy Chief of Staff for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser since 2015. Parker was previously the director for policy and governmental affairs at Americans for Responsible Solutions, now known as Giffords, a gun violence prevention advocacy organization started by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat. Parker has worked in the government and private sectors. Before she joined the government, she worked in several cybersecurity positions, including holding the position of Director of Internal Communications at Symantec.