Locatis, a former Energy Department chief information officer, joined DHS in April 2012 and held responsibility for coordinating the department’s cybersecurity and communications office.
Eric Chabrow writes Bobbie Stempfley, assistant secretary, will succeed Locatis on an acting basis until DHS finds a full-time replacement.
DHS Undersecretary Randy Beers told employees Locatis is returning to Colorado, where his family lives, according to the report.
According to Locatis’ DHS biography, he works with public, private and international partners on cybersecurity and protecting federal and critical infrastructure networks.
As DOE’s CIO, he acted as principal adviser to the energy secretary on information management and as its senior information technology and cybersecurity official.