Chief Data Officer and Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Dr. Kenneth (“Ken”) Clark is the ICE Chief Data Officer and Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy responsible for advancing ICE's data and information management program efforts in privacy, records and data management, information governance, and Freedom of Information Act compliance. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy, and the Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative in the Homeland Security Investigations directorate responsible for planning and coordinating operational,
administrative resources, and functions related to law enforcement information sharing and statistical program reporting. This included providing expert law enforcement information sharing policy, strategic planning, and program planning support to ICE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and ensuring proper safeguarding and adherence to policy, procedures, and laws regarding law enforcement information sharing activities with federal, state, local, and foreign partners.
Joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service in 2012, Dr. Clark served as the Director, Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Management in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In this position he led strategic program planning and priorities development efforts to guide interagency intelligence sharing and analysis, program management for multi-mission threat information sharing, and Homeland Security Enterprise resource planning. This included partnering with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a joint program that increased critical infrastructure threat information sharing to the private sector, leading cross-DHS efforts that implemented White House information safeguarding mandates affecting classified information technology networks, and initiating a new mission requirements approach to develop a DHS-wide command and control and common operating picture capability, and improve intra- and interdepartmental law enforcement information sharing.
Dr. Clark has over 30 years of professional experience in the Federal Government and in the private sector working with diverse organizations from the homeland security, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomatic communities. He designed and led nationwide information sharing policy, standards, and enterprise architecture programs, and full-scope continuity of operations, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection programs. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served in positions that included Presidential Communications Officer under Presidents Clinton and Bush, White House Military Office Director of Information Technology Management, and Commander of the National Reconnaissance Office headquarters' telecommunications and information technology operations and maintenance organization supporting over 5,000 customers.
Dr. Clark received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in public policy from the George Washington University, and his Master of Engineering degree in electronic engineering from the California Polytechnic State University. He is Chief Information Officer certified through the Department of Defense, and holds Senior Level Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. Ken and his wife Sheila live in Virginia.