by CIO Staff

DHS CTO Holcomb to Retire

Jun 09, 20061 min

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Technology Officer Lee Holcomb will step down from his post at the end of June for a federal information technology position in the private sector, Federal Computer Week (FCW) reports.

Holcomb wrote the federal CIO council with the news on Tuesday, according to, and he’s not the first senior DHS representative to depart this week. Jim Williams, head of DHS’s U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) initiative, said on Monday that he would leave the department for a position with the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, reports. US-VISIT is a system meant to keep tabs on immigrants and help manage border operations.

In 2002, Holcomb was hired by the White House’s Office of Homeland Security, and the following year he jumped over to DHS, according to He’s been a federal government employee since the 1970s, and he served as chief information officer with NASA, FCW reports.

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