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Linda Cureton

Linda Cureton, is CEO of Muse Technologies and former CIO of NASA. She has over thirty-four years of extensive public service with a strong background in Information Technology management to include experience as a CIO at the federal cabinet level. She is well-known as a strategic innovator and thought-leader, with proven ability to develop and execute plans that meet strategic business needs. As the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), she led one of the best IT organizations in government, held various executive IT positions including Associate CIO at Department of Energy and Deputy CIO at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

She graduated from Howard University with a BS in Mathematics, and received a Master of Science degree and Post-Masters Advanced Certificate in Applied Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.

Linda is well-known as a strong leader and innovator. While CIO, she created the popular NASA CIO blog and continues to be a prolific blogger. She received recognition for being a pathfinder for other federal CIOs in professional use of social media. She has written numerous articles, and publications, including “The Leadership Muse: Inspiration for the 21st Century Hero Leader”, and has received prestigious awards, including The 50 Women of Influence and Power, 25 Most Powerful Women Engineers, on of the Top Fed 100, and Civilian Executive of the Year.