Indian-American Dr Raj Iyer, a native of Tamil Nadu had taken over as the first CIO of the US Army. Iyer would supervise an annual budget of $ 16 bn and execute policies and programmes to achieve digital overmatch against China and Russia. In 26 yrs of career, he had supported a range of defence and commercial clients and established new organisations in the army, co-founded a tech start-up, and led recovery programmes such as Obamacare.

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