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DHS Unveils Plan to Create Chief Technology Officer Council

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DHS Unveils Plan to Create Chief Technology Officer Council

The Department of Homeland Security is creating a chief technology officer council to define the roles and responsibilities of CTOs within the agency.

During a recent webinar sponsored by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council, DHS CTO David Larrimore said the envisioned council will focus on the technology big picture, which includes modernization, information sharing, agile cloud and DevOps.

Larrimore went on to explain that the council would seek to develop what he described as a “component target architecture” that would provide, among other things, a base set of concepts for technology that CTOs can use to build solutions tailored to their missions, Federal News Network reported.

The DHS official said there is an existing CTO council in the agency but he described it as informal because it is not based upon a charter and there is no authority with the council. Larrimore shared that the authority from the chief information officer council will help create the CTO council.

Larrimore joined the DHS in August 2021. He was previously a lead solution engineer at Salesforce and a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement CTO. Prior to ICE, he was a cloud strategist at the Department of Agriculture and served as an IT manager at the General Services Administration.

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