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DHS' McCormack named vice-chairman of CIO Council
Thursday - 1/16/2014, 3:08pm EST
DHS CIO Luke McCormack has agreed to pick up the mantle from his predecessor, Richard Spires, to be the second-in-command of the CIO Council.
Luke McCormack, CIO, Homeland Security Department (File photo)
Spires served as vice chairman for almost four years before leaving government in May. Spires now is the CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
McCormack rejoined DHS as its CIO in December after leaving for more than 18 months to work at Justice. Previously, McCormack worked at DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate from 2005 to 2012.
He takes over a role for the CIO Council that traditionally has helped bridge the political and career technology managers. His role becomes especially important as the Obama administration and Congress take on IT and acquisition reform in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle.
The White House is expected to announce possible reforms in the coming months, including setting up a central program and project management agency, and making it easier to hire technology and acquisition experts.