Sonny Bhagowalia, former chief information officer of the Treasury Department, has joined the Customs and Border Protection as deputy assistant commissioner at the agency’s information technology office, Federal Times reported Saturday.
In his new role, Bhagowalia will lead CBP’s cybersecurity efforts and the development of automated interfaces between the agency and other government agencies, trade groups and foreign countries.
He will also supervise approximately 2,200 federal and contractor employees who help build, test and maintain automated systems at CBP.
His public-sector career also includes time as senior adviser at the Bureau of Fiscal Service for technology and cybersecurity; deputy associate administrator at the General Services Administration; an assistant director and section chief at the FBI; and CIO at the state of Hawaii, Interior Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Bhagowalia also held a 14-year career at Boeing.