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Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides information technology (IT) services and products that enable ICE and DHS to meet their respective missions. In order to meet these goals, the OCIO has developed a number of critical IT initiatives that will help ICE modernize its IT systems, adapt and conform to modern IT management disciplines, and provide IT solutions throughout ICE.


OCIO delivers innovative information technology and business solutions that enable ICE to protect and secure our nation.

Vision Statement

To be the premier IT organization in the federal government, recognized for how our people, processes and technologies create a secure and confident America.

Steven Smith, Acting Chief Information Officer
Steven Smith
Acting Chief Information Officer

Steven Smith is the Acting Chief Information Officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, D.C.

Steven Smith is a proven global leader and senior Information Technology (IT)/Information Systems (IS) manager with thirty-five years of experience working closely with the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He has a hands-on understanding of enterprise architecture, program/project management, crisis management, quality control, training, financial management, information security and assurance, and information systems technology concepts-design- implementation and operations.

Prior to joining ICE, Mr. Smith was the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and Director, Office of Information Technology Services for the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) where he was responsible for leading a team of 200 professional federal IT specialists and program managers and contractors in developing and sustaining national level IT solutions. 

Mr. Smith served as the Chief of the Senior National Leadership Communications Division for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).  He provided secure communication links with counterparts in thirty-two countries as well as support to the White House, the Pentagon, the Department of State, Combatant Commanders, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Treasury.

Steven Smith was the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Energy Enterprise Solutions (EES), LLC where he was responsible for the operational oversight and direction of the company.   Specific contributions included establishing the corporate headquarters facility and infrastructure to support 900 employees on a 1.4 billion-dollar, seven-year contract tasked to revitalize Department of Energy’s (DOE)-IT Infrastructure and services.

Mr. Smith served as the Chief Operating Officer at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) during multiple administrations where he was hand-picked to lead the White House Communications teams for the 1992 Democratic Convention and the cross country Train Cade in support of the 1996 Election Campaign. He was responsible for the operational oversight of a $326 million dollar force modernization initiative and an annual operational budget of $68 million dollars.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute, received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, completed a Chief Information Officer Certification from Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently pursuing an MBA from Strayer University. He is an inductee into the White House Communications Hall of Fame.