Mark Schwartz resigns as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Information Officer

June 15, 2017: Mark Schwartz, the groundbreaking Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, plans to resign soon. Homeland Security Department officials confirmed Schwartz has resigned, and officials said that his last day in the office still is under negotiation. “Internal discussions are occurring about who will be named to the acting Chief Information Officer role until a permanent replacement is named. That decision has yet to be made,” a USCIS Spokesman said in an e-mail to Federal News Radio. Schwartz’s resignation is the second major change in the CIO ranks in the last few weeks. David Bray, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) CIO, who is another CIO who has been recognized as being innovative, announced that he’s moving to a new position at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). It’s unclear if Schwartz is taking a job in industry or what comes next for him. He came to work for USCIS in 2010 from private industry. He recently joined the board of DigitalTown, which provides website and mobile solutions to meet the needs of municipalities in the areas of public safety, smart cities and connecting businesses and citizens. The FCC is an independent federal government agency, and the NGA is a division of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Attribution: Federal News Radio

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