This summer, WashingtonExec is reaching out to leaders in government and government contracting who’ve had success to learn more about their habits, experiences and perspectives.
Renny DiPentima was formerly the deputy commissioner and chief information officer at the Social Security Administration and is also a past president and CEO of SRA International.
WashingtonExec: What is on your summer reading list?
- “Circe” by Madeline Miller. This bestselling author takes Greek mythology and transforms it into a fictionalized, easy-to-read narrative that remains true to the content of the classic stories.
- “Grant” by Ron Chernow. This was an excellent book, and I learned a lot about that administration. I had been walking around with, if any point of view, certainly a different point of view than what I got after reading the book. I truly enjoyed that.
- “Leonardo da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson. I also am halfway finished reading this truly spectacular book. I’ve always liked Walter Isaacson’s writing, whether it was on Benjamin Franklin or Steve Jobs, and he does a really fantastic job on this one.
- “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva. I always like to read a thriller now and then, and this one is on my more recent list. I like the way Silva writes, and I enjoy his story lines.