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McCormack named vice chair of CIO Council

Along with his new job as chief information officer at DHS, Luke McCormack will also serve as vice chair of the Federal CIO Council.

The DHS's newly installed CIO was appointed to the council position Jan. 8. The move comes only a few weeks after McCormack officially stepped into the DHS CIO job. That position was vacated by Richard Spires last March and held by acting CIO Margie Graves until McCormack came on board in December.

Spires had also been vice chair at the Federal CIO Council while serving as DHS CIO.

Before being tapped in October to fill the DHS CIO slot, McCormack had been CIO and deputy assistant attorney general for information resources management at the Justice Department, a post he had held since February 2012.

This is his second stint at DHS. He had previously served at Customs and Border Protection as acting director of the infrastructure services division from 2004 to 2005, director of architecture and engineering from 2002 to 2003, and director of systems engineering from 1999 to 2002.

"Mr. McCormack has a keen understanding of the Council’s mission," said a Jan. 16 post on CIO.gov's blog. “He has played a leading role in Council activities since March of 2012 when he became DOJ CIO. There, he helped steer the Council’s cybersecurity work by co-chairing the Information Security and Identity Management Committee, and served as Vice-Chair of the Digital Services Advisory Group, which advised the Federal CIO on all aspects of implementation of the Digital Government Strategy."

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:11 AM


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