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The Office of Information Governance and Privacy (IGP) oversees the management, sharing, protection, and access to ICE data, and ensures the information ICE maintains meets legal and policy requirements. The Office’s components include the Records Office, the Privacy Office and the Information Governance Office.

The ICE Privacy Office sustains privacy protections and the transparency of government operations while supporting the ICE mission. Privacy is the concept that personal information about individuals should be respected and properly safeguarded as required by federal law and policy.

The ICE Records Office is responsible for the development and implementation of Records and Information Management (RIM) procedures and policies. Records and information management is the systematic application of management principles, chiefly control, to the recorded information needed and used in the normal course of an agencies business. These RIM policies and procedures will have a positive impact on ICE operations by helping programs comply with the Federal Records Act.

The ICE Information Governance Office’s mission is to create value from ICE’s data and promote the use of data as a strategic asset.  The Office ensures the production of high quality data by using data governance and risk management protocols.  The Office develops and executes the agency’s enterprise data strategy and promotes the effective use of data for statistical and analytic reporting.  The office is led by the ICE Chief Data Officer, who reports to the Assistant Director for Information Governance and Privacy.

Mission

The Office's mission is to ensure the integrity and usability of the agency's records and data, and that individual privacy is protected.

Kenneth Clark, Privacy Officer
Kenneth Clark
Assistant Director

Dr. Kenneth N. Clark serves as the Assistant Director for Information Governance and Privacy (IGP) and is the ICE Chief Data Officer (CDO). With over three decades of combined professional experience in the federal government and private sector working with diverse organizations from the homeland security, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomatic communities, Dr. Clark brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

Dr. Clark leads the office in advancing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) enterprise information management program efforts in privacy, records management, data and information governance, and Freedom of Information Act compliance.

Prior to this position, Dr. Clark was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director, IGP, and the Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative in the Homeland Security Investigations directorate, where he was responsible for planning and coordinating operational, administrative resources, and functions related to law enforcement information sharing and statistical reporting programs.

Dr. Clark received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in public policy from The George Washington University and his Master of Engineering degree in electronic engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He is certified as a Chief Information Officer through the Department of Defense and holds a Senior Level Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and served as the Presidential Communications Officer under Presidents Clinton and Bush and Commander of the National Reconnaissance Office headquarters’ telecommunications and information technology operations and maintenance organization.

Dr. Clark joined the Senior Executive Service in 2012 and served as the Director of Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Management in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In this position he led strategic program planning and priorities development efforts to guide interagency intelligence sharing and analysis, program management for multi-mission threat-information sharing, and homeland security enterprise resource planning, which included partnering with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/18/2020