Wright named acting US-VISIT deputy director
- By Michael Arnone
- Jul 07, 2006
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.