Eliminating the cultural barrier to innovative acquisition
April 27, 2015
For innovative acquisition to really spread, groups must empower a cadre of federal acquisition professionals accustomed to buying IT in traditional ways to change.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief Information Officer Luke McCormack will be the next CIO at the Department of Justice, his office confirmed to FedScoop.
McCormack has been ICE CIO for the past seven years and previously served as acting executive director of the Infrastructure Services Division in the Office of Information Technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
He replaces Vance Hitch who was DOJ CIO for more than a decade. Hitch retired this past summer and is expected to take a private sector job soon.
McCormack is scheduled to speak at FedScoop’s 2nd Annual MobileGov Summit on February 23 at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC.
Luke McCormack has been the ICE chief information officer (CIO) since 2005. As the agency’s top technology administrator, Mr. McCormack brings significant management expertise from a career in both government and the private sector.
Mr. McCormack has more than 18 years of service in the federal government. Before joining ICE, Mr. McCormack served as acting executive director of the Infrastructure Services Division in the Office of Information Technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In addition, he gained diverse experience in the private sector with MCI, Ford Aerospace and smaller minority-owned firms.
Since joining ICE, he has restructured the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to ensure that it is aligned with the overall ICE mission, current operational priorities, core business processes and emerging information technology needs. He continually seeks opportunities to partner with other organizations within ICE, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal law enforcement agencies to provide support to operations and strategic initiatives.
Mr. McCormack holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, along with key certifications from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Customs Leadership Institute and the National Defense University.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Mr. McCormack has two sons and resides in Virginia.