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Tom McCarty

Director, Identity, Credential and Access Management

Program Management Office (PMO)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Director, Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Program Management Office (PMO), Information Sharing Environment Office, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security


Mr. McCarty is a Senior Level/Senior Technical Program Manager with a focus on performance-centered, collaboration across DHS components and with international, federal, state, local, tribal and private sector partners. Mr. McCarty joined the DHS in 2008 as the Science and Technology Liaison to the DHS OCIO. In 2010, Mr. McCarty initiated the ICAM PMO to coordinate the implementation and portfolio of identity trust fabrics across the DHS classified and unclassified networks.


Mr. McCarty was named a 2015 winner of the prestigious Federal 100 award in recognition for the work he did over the previous year that had significant impact on the shape of federal information technology. In making the announcement of McCarty’s award, Federal Computer Week (FCW) cited his “dynamic leadership of the ICAM office that has accelerated ID management at DHS, with single-sign-on capabilities and strong personal identity verification efforts leading the way. He and his team enabled single sign-on for more than 195,000 users for mission-critical and commonly used business applications, and aggressively moved DHS components to meet PIV card use requirements. McCarty is also known for being generous with his expertise and sharing lessons learned and success stories within DHS and with the wider cybersecurity community across government.”


Under Mr. McCarty’s leadership DHS has made advances in support of the DHS information sharing mission through strong identity authentication, robust access control, enhanced privacy protections and improved user experience. Mr. McCarty has represented the Department at various community wide forums including appearances on Federal News Radio -- once on a panel to discuss Identity Management – Progress and Best Practices.” Most recently in February 2015, he appeared on a Visionary Panel for Mobile Identity Management.


Prior to his career in the Federal Government, Mr. McCarty served as an Associate Vice President and Deputy to the Chief Technology Officer of Science Applications International Corporation.


Mr. McCarty holds a MS in Technology Management from the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. He has been a panelist at conferences and on radio to speak on the topic of identity management in government.


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