Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
McCormack hired as new CIO at Justice
Friday - 2/3/2012, 12:26pm EST
McCormack comes to Justice from the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Custom Enforcement directorate.
Luke McCormack, new CIO, Justice Department (DHS photo)
"With his excellent credentials, experience and leadership, Luke will no doubt contribute greatly to the DoJ mission," wrote ICE Director John Morton in an email to employees obtained by Federal News Radio. "He will provide leadership and oversight of the department's information technology programs and services, in support of their law enforcement mission."
McCormack will move to Justice in late March, taking over for Van Hitch, who retired last summer. Eric Olson has been acting CIO since Hitch left in July, and will return to his deputy post when McCormack comes on board, according to a DoJ staff memo.
McCormack has been CIO at ICE since July 2005.
Morton said he has "made a tremendous impact moving the agency forward as he maintained responsibility for all aspects of ICE's information technology portfolio, including strategic planning, enterprise architecture and cyber security. During his time at ICE, he has strengthened the agency's cybersecurity and infrastructure operations and modernized a variety of business systems."
By coming to Justice, McCormack builds on his experience as the CIO for a law enforcement organization. He will oversee several data sharing projects, including the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program (LEISP), Logical Entity Exchange Specification (LEXS) and the continued development and implementation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).
Deputy Attorney General James Cole, in a statement, said McCormack has the "expertise" to oversee DoJ's IT initiatives.
"I'm confident that under his leadership the department will continue to enhance its cybersecurity, enterprise network and law enforcement sharing programs in a cost-effective way — while fulfilling our most critical missions," Cole said.