Schambach is named CIO of Transportation Security Administration

Schambach is named CIO of Transportation Security Administration

Patrick R. Schambach, CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and assistant director of its Office of Science and Technology, will be the Transportation Security Administration's CIO.

Schambach will join TSA on Feb. 11, an ATF spokeswoman said.

The newly created agency will assume all airport security functions Feb. 17, including overseeing the systems that screen baggage and passengers. Congress mandated creation of the organization after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to focus on the security of domestic transportation.

Schambach joined ATF in November 1996 as deputy CIO. He took over as CIO in August 1997.

Before joining ATF, Schambach worked for more than 24 years at the Secret Service, where he headed the Information Resources Management Division.

Schambach has a bachelor's degree in finance from Fairfield University and a master's in business administration from George Washington University with specialization in information systems management.

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