DHS Deputy CIO Graves promoted in restructuring

Margie Graves, the current deputy CIO, will be elevated to principal deputy CIO.

Margie Graves

Department of Homeland Security Deputy Chief Information Officer Margie Graves has been elevated to principal deputy CIO, a new position within the department, FedScoop has learned.

DHS CIO Luke McCormack announced Thursday his plans to promote Graves in an email to agency personnel obtained by FedScoop. The news come as part of what an official within DHS called a “sweeping” restructuring of the Office of the CIO.

“Margie will play the key role in the organizational development work required to move us from where we are today to where we are going tomorrow,” McCormack wrote in the email. “There is a huge amount of work associated with this effort and there is no one better suited than Margie to lead this work. So, we need to act to ensure Margie has the time and capacity to successfully lead these areas and take us into the future.”


According to the email, her role in the new position will involve “the critical ‘front end’ of our mission,” things like strategy and governance, service broker and catalogue management, business management operations, information sharing, and cybersecurity.

Additionally, McCormack announced plans to fill a new deputy CIO position that will focus on service delivery and “the operations aspects of the OCIO.”

DHS’ OCIO also has plans for new centers of excellence. McCormack wrote he anticipates the agency will launch centers for “Availability/Monitoring,” vendor management and agile computing. Likewise, the CIO is creating new teams focused on the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and redeveloping the department’s customer relationship management.

Graves was named one of FedScoop’s Top 50 Women in Tech for 2015.

This story is developing.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing.

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