Shane M. Barney

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology


Shane Barney is the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Chief, Information Security Division (ISD) and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  In this role, he manages USCIS’s next generation Information Technology Security program responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of USCIS networks, systems, and information, protection from both internal and external threats, as well as the implementation of the information security program and policies for the agency. 

Before accepting the CISO position, Shane served as the Deputy ISD Chief and Deputy CISO and has been Acting CISO since April 2018.

Prior to Shane’s roll as ISD Deputy, he was the Chief of the Cyber Intelligence Branch within ISD overseeing the classified operations, communication security, insider threat, and forensic programs for USCIS.  Before joining the federal workforce, he worked as a contractor for USCIS first in the Contracting Office in Vermont and then with the Office of Security and Integrity in Washington, D.C. As a contractor, Shane helping to charter the technical direction for the intelligence and fraud/risk detection missions on the classified networks. He developed analytical tools, data requirements, and system access needs in support of these missions.

Shane holds two Master’s Degrees and a Bachelor Degree all from the University of Vermont.