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On December 16, 2013, Luke J. McCormack became the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer. He will oversee DHS’ continuing efforts to implement information technology (IT) enhancements and strengthen IT security.
Mr. McCormack has extensive IT and leadership experience, both inside and outside of DHS, as well as in the public and private sectors.
He previously served at the Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management/Chief Information Officer, where he provided strategic direction, management services, oversight to cross-component information technology efforts and IT infrastructure services.
Prior to the Department of Justice, he served in a variety of positions at DHS. From 2005 to 2012, he served as CIO for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and from 1999 to 2005, he served Customs and Border Protection, moving from Director of Systems Engineering, to Director of Architecture and Engineering, to Acting Director of Infrastructure Services Division.
Before joining the federal government, he served at various private sector companies including MCI and Ford Aerospace.
Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Smith School, University of Maryland, and holds key certifications from Columbia University and the National Defense University.