On January 8, 2014, Luke J. McCormack was appointed Vice-Chair of the Federal CIO Council. As Vice-Chair, Mr. McCormack will provide overall leadership and management for the Council and its activities, represent the interests of member CIOs, and act as advisor to the Federal CIO and OMB on issues related to Federal IT and the Council.
Mr. McCormack has a keen understanding of the Council’s mission. He has played a leading role in Council activities since March of 2012 when he became DOJ CIO. There, he helped steer the Council’s cybersecurity work by co-chairing the Information Security and Identity Management Committee, and served as Vice-Chair of the Digital Services Advisory Group, which advised the Federal CIO on all aspects of implementation of the Digital Government Strategy.
Mr. McCormack has extensive IT experience in both the public and private sectors. He was recently appointed DHS CIO, where he now oversees the department’s efforts to enhance its IT capabilities and strengthen security.
He previously served as DOJ’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management/CIO, where he provided strategic direction, management services, oversight to cross-component information technology efforts, and IT infrastructure services.
Prior to his time with DOJ, Mr. McCormack served in a variety of positions at the DHS component level. From 2005 to 2012, he was ICE CIO; and from 1999 to 2005, he held various positions within CBP, moving from Director of Systems Engineering, to Director of Architecture and Engineering, to Acting Director of the Infrastructure Services Division.
His private sector experience includes MCI and Ford Aerospace.
Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Smith School, University of Maryland, and holds key certifications from Columbia University and the National Defense University.
The Federal CIO Council looks forward to working with Mr. McCormack in his new capacity, and benefiting from the depth and breadth of his experience.