The Department of Homeland Security has named Luke J. McCormack as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). McCormack will lead and oversee DHS’s continuing efforts to implement information technology enhancements and security.

According to a department release, McCormack comes from the Department of Justice, where he was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources and the CIO. Prior to his DOJ tenure, he served as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement CIO and held several other senior homeland security IT management positions from 1999 to 2012.

McCormack’s private sector positions include management roles with MCI, Ford Aerospace and a smaller minority-owned firm.

He is a two-time Fed 100 award winner and has been the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive and the Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary’s Silver Medal