McCormack will assume the CIO position in late March and succeeds Van Hitch, who retired this past summer.
DOJ Deputy CIO Eric Olson has served as acting CIO since Hitch retired and will return to his deputy post upon McCormack’s arrival.
McCormack will provide strategic direction and oversee the department’s information technology efforts, according to the announcement.
McCormack is currently CIO forImmigration and Customs Enforcement. He has held this position since 2005.
He is responsible for ICE’s IT portfolio, strategy planning and cybersecurity.
Previously, McCormack was acting director of Customs and Border Protection’s infrastructure division from January 2004 to June 2005.
He served in other roles at CBP, including as director of architecture and engineering and as director of systems engineering.