2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Name: Mark Schwartz
Title: CIO
Agency: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

Agile advocate. Schwartz has been one of the main forces behind a modernization effort at USCIS that seeks to automate immigration processing. Under his leadership, the program now uses an agile methodology to deliver releases every four months. Schwartz also led a team that developed an agile methodology and governance process now being implemented throughout DHS. CIO Richard Spires said Schwartz’s work, particularly in agile development, “has enabled USCIS’ IT organization to regain the confidence of USCIS leadership, resulting in a partnership that allows USCIS to field new capabilities on a rapid basis.”

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group