Acting Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Stephen Rice is Acting Chief Information Officer
(CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). Since January 20, 2017, he has overseen the
management, security, and sharing of DHS
information technology as Deputy Chief Information
Officer and was named Acting Chief Information
Officer in August 2017.
Prior to stepping into the DHS PDCIO role, Mr.
Rice served in the Transportation Security
Administration, first as Deputy CIO and Deputy
Assistant Administrator, then as CIO and Assistant
Administrator for the Office of Information
Technology. Mr. Rice played a significant role in the
initial deployment of IT services and network
connectivity to airport and field locations
Mr. Rice’s experience at the Department of Homeland Security began in the U.S. Secret Service
(USSS), where he played both intelligence and technical roles. In his nearly decade-long tenure with
the USSS, Mr. Rice assisted the intelligence investigation unit that responded to the Oklahoma City
bombings, managed data communication teams for several Secret Service protection events, and
assisted with management of telecommunications for both presidential conventions.
Mr. Rice gained additional federal experience as security program manager for the Department of
Commerce, and in the private sector as a network consultant, designing and developing critical