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Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

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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.

Mission

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.

Elizabeth Cappello, Acting Chief Information Officer
Elizabeth Cappello
Deputy Chief Information Officer performing the duties of Acting Chief Information Officer

Beth Cappello is the Deputy Chief Information Officer performing the duties of Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The Office of the CIO (OCIO) provides mission-critical Information Technology (IT) services and products that enable ICE and DHS to meet their respective missions. OCIO has modernized vital IT systems, matured the organization to contemporary IT management disciplines, and significantly enhanced the cyber defense posture of the enterprise.

Ms. Cappello is a veteran Senior Executive with significant leadership and management expertise from a career spanning 29 years in government service. Prior to joining ICE, Ms. Cappello served as Executive Director, Field Support Directorate within U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Information and Technology. There she led a geographically diverse team of over 750 Program Managers, Information and Telecommunications Technicians, and Mission Support specialists supporting approximately 62,000 CBP personnel. Ms. Cappello was responsible for a highly complex portfolio of technology including traditional IT systems such as local area networks and desktops; voice, video, and wireless radio communications; as well as law enforcement specific technologies serving both the law enforcement and travel/trade facilitation missions at over 1400 locations worldwide.

Ms. Cappello began her federal service as a United States Marine, then joined the legacy U.S. Customs Service serving at the National Data Center and at field offices in Southern California. She previously served with ICE, providing centralized information technology support to the agency. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Managers in Government program. Ms. Cappello holds a federal Chief Information Officer Certification and an Information Assurance Certification from the National Defense University. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in management from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/19/2019