2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Wolf Tombe

Wolf Tombe

Name: Wolf Tombe
Title: Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Border security for the 21st century. Tombe is transforming CBP's technology landscape and its connection to the rest of DHS through efforts that include migrating the agency's applications to DHS data centers, transitioning from legacy systems to open-source technology, and focusing on agility and the enterprise. Tombe exponentially increased both technology reuse and retirement, in addition to contributing to $8 million in cost avoidance. "What he's been doing pursuant to IT is becoming more relevant and important in this era of funding cuts," said Sky Basu, executive vice president of Chakrabarti Management Consultancy Inc.

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