GovConWire: Rachelle Henderson, ICE CIO, Addresses Department-Wide Modernization Goals & Challenges

Rachelle Henderson chief information officer (CIO) of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recently discussed modernization efforts, priorities and challenges that support national security initiatives during Potomac Officers Club’s 2021 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum…”

“Henderson noted that technology will help the government meet progressive goals. DHS and ICE have four challenges that have contributed to technology innovation. Of those is COVID-19, which has shifted the implementation of technology. Additionally, Henderson noted that the DHS must strengthen its security posture, following the recent cybersecurity attacks.

She used a basketball metaphor to explain how mission partners, industry, DHS employees and academia can work together to create innovation solutions. ‘Delivering technology at the speed of the mission is a team sport… Playing their position, but also communicating and remaining flexible. I’m here today because we need to communicate the technologies we need to support our critical missions,’ Henderson said.

She discussed some of the technology priorities she has worked on, since joining ICE last year. She addressed ICE’s infrastructure, such as networks, cloud and digital transformation. She also discussed data analysis and analytics that work to support decision making, tactically, operationally and strategically.

‘We need the best available infrastructure to automate our business processes, support secure operational functions and put data in the hands of decision makers. These are the key elements that will drive our mission forward,’ Henderson said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Rachelle Henderson, ICE CIO, Addresses Department-Wide Modernization Goals & Challenges – By Sarah Sybert, February 23, 2021. GovConWire.


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