Kevin Kern, formerly senior vice president and chief information officer at Unisys, has been named CIO for the Department of Homeland Security‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
Jason Miller writes that Kern succeeds Thomas Michelli, who assumed the deputy CIO role at the Coast Guard in February.
ICE went through another CIO transition late last year when Luke McCormack elevated to the role for parent agency DHS after seven years as ICE’s CIO.
“Mr. Kern is a proven and accomplished visionary and strategic leader in driving global transformation and performance in highly complex and difficult environments,” said Tom DeBiase, ICE acting deputy CIO and chief information security officer, according to the station.
“He has over 30 years of experience and proven leadership in global operations and technology in various industries including high technology, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing,” DeBiase added.
The station reports that Kern will oversee ICE’s IT operations and he aims to move the agency’s case management system upgrade project forward.