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DHS Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

Under Secretary for Management

The Department of Homeland Security is proud to welcome Luke J. McCormack as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO).  As the CIO, Mr. McCormack will lead and oversee the department’s continuing efforts to implement information technology enhancements and security.  The Department is strongly committed to ensuring it has the IT capabilities it needs to meet the challenges across the homeland security mission space.

Coming from the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for  Information Resources and the CIO, he brings a wealth of federal service as well as diverse experience in the private sector. 

Prior to his tenure at DOJ, Mr. McCormack served as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement CIO and held several other senior homeland security IT management positions from 1999 to 2012 including in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its legacy agency U.S. Customs.  His private sector positions included management roles with MCI, Ford Aerospace and a smaller minority-owned firm.

Mr. McCormack is a two-time Fed 100 award winner and has been the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive and the Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary’s Silver Medal.

Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Smith School, University of Maryland, and holds key certifications from Columbia University and the National Defense University.

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