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Rice to be acting DHS CIO

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Stephen Rice will become acting CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the agency said on Aug. 7.

Rice, who is currently deputy CIO, will become acting CIO on Sept. 1, according to an Aug. 7 email statement to FCW from the department.

DHS CIO Richard Staropoli last week resigned his position at the agency after just a few months in the job. FCW confirmed the move with DHS officials on Aug. 3.

Staropoli's resignation is effective Sept. 1, DHS said, but the Aug. 7 announcement did not say why he resigned.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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