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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.


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.

Michael C. Brown, Chief Information Officer
Michael C. Brown
Chief Information Officer

Michael C. Brown is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Prior to joining ICE, Mr. Brown served as the Executive Director, IT Services Office, for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2007 until 2015, where he built and oversaw an $800 million per year fee-for-service organization that delivered IT infrastructure services across all elements of DHS.

Mr. Brown served as the director of the Enterprise Infrastructure Projects office at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In this capacity, he was the executive agent for DHS data center and network consolidation efforts. He led CBP’s tactical communication modernization project and CBP IT infrastructure projects such as e-mail modernization and Border Patrol network modernization.

Mr. Brown was the director of Systems Operations branch within CBP where he led a workforce of more than 600 government and contractor personnel. He managed computer center operations, call center, network operations, configuration management and nationwide field support.

Mr. Brown initially joined the U.S. Customs Service in 2000, where he led a group specializing in electronic data interchange, message-oriented middleware and mainframe database software. Mr. Brown developed and maintained software for import/export and enforcement systems.

Prior to joining the U.S. Customs Service, Mr. Brown spent 21 years with the Department of the Navy holding positions at the program executive office for IT, the Naval Reserve Force, the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Mr. Brown has more than 30 years of experience in acquisition, deployment, operations and maintenance of technology, with more than 20 years of his service in leadership roles and eight years as a federal Senior Executive.

Mr. Brown is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program and has obtained acquisition certifications from both DHS and the Department of Defense


Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/03/2018