Tomarchio named DHS deputy director of intelligence

President Bush has appointed Jack Thomas Tomarchio, a former Army prosecutor and colonel in the Army reserve, as principal deputy assistant secretary of Homeland Security for information analysis.

Tomarchio was previously a shareholder in the federal government relations section of the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll and co-chairman of the firm's national-security practice group. The firm announced today that Tomarchio will leave Jan. 9 to take the DHS post.

In his new role, Tomarchio will help strengthen DHS' intelligence capabilities and manage intelligence that could be useful to the country in its defense against terrorism and other threats. Tomarchio will serve as liaison to several entities including state and local governments, Congress, intelligence agencies and major companies in critical infrastructure industries.

Tomarchio has a bachelor's degree in history from Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree in strategic studies from the Army War College and a master's degree in governmental administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a law degree from the Vermont Law School.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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