The Department of Homeland Security plans to restructure its Office of the Chief Information Officer, including adding a new position to help the agency better procure technology.
DHS is creating a new deputy chief information officer position, DHS Chief Information Officer Luke McCormack wrote in a blog post. That person's responsibility will be to oversee enterprise operations monitoring, service operations and service improvement, among other spheres.
McCormack wrote that DHS anticipates "increased competition, flexibility and reliability, decreased time-to-market and cost," as well as stronger cybersecurity, in the procurement of IT services.
According to the blog post, the restructuring will allow the CIO shop to “transform into a more customer-focused and service-oriented organization.”
McCormack added: “We will take full advantage of emerging technologies from multiple sources, consolidate all service delivery functions, implement a newly revised governance framework and develop more strategic partnerships with our internal lines of business and industry.”
McCormack also announced Michael Hermus would join the department as DHS chief technology officer. Meanwhile, Margie Graves, currently DHS deputy CIO, will be promoted to "principal deputy CIO for strategy, governance and transformation."
DHS officials were not available for comment as to how this position will differ from her current one.
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