WASHINGTON— Today, ITI announced that Gordon Bitko will join the global trade association as Senior Vice President of Policy. Bitko will join ITI from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he served as the Chief Information Officer. He will lead ITI’s public sector portfolio, serving as the chief policy strategist for the technology industry in the government and public sector market.
“Gordon brings decades of experience and acumen in advancing technology and innovation in the private and public sectors,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s President and CEO. “From promoting IT modernization to implementing critically important procurement and supply chain security practices at a key federal government agency, Gordon has had a front row seat navigating these complex policies, which are integral to every technology company. Gordon will continue to build ITI’s public sector expertise and strengthen our policy and advocacy work for this paramount set of issues.”
“Whether it is cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, Internet of Things or social media, technology is a driving force behind local, state, and federal governments,” said Bitko. “Having worked with ITI members in both public and private sector capacities, I understand the important relationship between the technology industry and agencies at all levels of government. I look forward to using my experience to build on ITI's ongoing work to help companies navigate the complex policy landscape and advance innovation-focused solutions in the public space.”
Bitko’s portfolio will focus on all public sector policy matters, including federal and state procurement rules and regulations, public sector supply chain risk management and security, federal IT modernization, government acquisition and implementation of cybersecurity and other innovative products and services. He will lead a team of professionals focused on issues at the federal, state, and local levels.
Bitko has been with the FBI since 2007, serving in a variety of senior roles. Most recently, since 2016, he served as Chief Information Officer. In that role, he oversaw FBI innovation programs, including investing in emerging technologies and directed more than $100M in annual Enterprise License Agreements with key technology vendors. He led the re-organization of FBI Information Technology personnel and resources to a more functional and service-oriented model.
Bitko was with the RAND Corporation from 2002-2007, as a policy analyst and doctoral fellow. He began his career in the private sector with Motorola before working at two startups. He has a BS in Engineering from Princeton; an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; an MBA from Arizona State University; and a PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.