Wright named acting US-VISIT deputy director

The acting director of the Homeland Security Department’s program to screen foreign visitors for potential terrorists today announced his pick for acting deputy director, according to a DHS statement.

Robert Mocny has chosen P.T. Wright to serve as the second-ranking official in the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program.

Wright will leave his position as US-VISIT’s director of mission operations. He is also U.S. team leader of the technical working groups for US-VISIT implementation for both the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Wright has worked in both DHS and the Treasury Department and started his nearly 33-year federal career with the former U.S. Customs Service, working along the Mexican border. At Customs, he developed policies for traveler processing.

Featured

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com)

    CMMC clears key regulatory hurdle

    The White House approved an interim rule to mandate defense contractors prove they adhere to existing cybersecurity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Stay Connected