Come Monday, Holcomb starts work at Lockheed

Lee Holcomb will complete three years of work on homeland security issues and a career of government service June 28 when he leaves his post as the Homeland Security Department's chief technology officer.

Beginning July 3, Holcomb will start a new job at Lockheed Martin Information Technology. He will focus on ensuring program excellence for the company's high-profile programs.

Earlier this month, Holcomb announced he was going to retire and take a private-sector IT job.

Holcomb joined the White House’s Homeland Security Office in 2002 and joined DHS in 2003. He has worked in the federal government since the 1970s and is a former NASA chief information officer.

Holcomb is widely respected in the federal IT community. In June 2005, the Association for Federal Information Resources Management named Holcomb the winner of its 2005 Executive Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership at DHS.

About the Author

Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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