Schambach's departure date from TSA uncertain

Transportation Security Administration CIO Pat Schambach yesterday informed his staff that he will leave the federal government.

TSA's leaders have not yet decided who will succeed Schambach, according to an official in his office. Nor has his departure date been determined.

Schambach announced his decision in a memo to TSA staff. He was one of the first 10 employees of TSA's systems management organization, which came into being with the agency after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Before coming to TSA, Schambach was CIO and assistant director of science and technology at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He joined ATF in 1996 after working for more than 24 years at the Secret Service, where he headed the IRM Division.

Schambach was an early adopter of seat management and outsourcing at both ATF and TSA.


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