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Tomarchio Named Deputy Director of Intelligence at DHS

Jan 04, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

President Bush has appointed Jack Thomas Tomarchio as principal deputy assistant secretary of Homeland Security for information analysis.

Tomarchio is a former Army prosecutor and colonel in the Army reserve.  He previously held shares in the Federal Government Relations Section of law firm Buchanan Ingersoll, and co-chaired the firm’s National Security Practice Group.  Tomarchio will leave Buchanan Ingersoll on Jan. 9 to join the Homeland Security Department, according to the firm’s Jan. 3 release.

At DHS, Tomarchio will develop the department’s intelligence capabilities and manage defense information that could prove helpful in protecting the nation against terrorism and other threats. He will also serve as the point of contact between state and local governments, Congress, and various other intelligence agencies and major companies.

“We’re proud that Jack has been chosen to serve our country in this capacity.  It confirms what we already knew, that he is a professional of the highest caliber,” said Thomas VanKirk, Buchanan Ingersoll’s CEO.

DHS’ new deputy director has a bachelor’s degree in history from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in strategic studies from the Army War College, a master’s in governmental administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from Vermont Law School.

By Al Sacco