DHS border agency CIO retires

Charles Armstrong retired from his post as Chief Information Officer for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, FedScoop has learned.

Charles Armstrong has retired from his post as chief information officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FedScoop has learned.

Armstrong’s last day was Feb. 4.


Charlie Armstrong (CBP)

The former Navy civilian spent seven years as CIO at CBP, helping the agency move a portion of its assets to the cloud.


“This new environment that we’re moving to collapses a lot of that down into a single environment and loses all of the mainframe, and it gets us out of building environments from scratch,” he told Signal magazine in 2013.

“Building an environment with yesterday’s approach was like going to the car dealership, buying all the parts and having to put the car together yourself. Now, what we’re trying to do is to buy a fully integrated product that allows us to stand up environments quicker and also improve performance.”

Prior to working at CBP, Armstrong spent time as a deputy CIO at the Department of Homeland Security and as a civilian software developer for the Navy, according to his LinkedIn page.

Phil Landfried is serving as acting CIO, according to a CBP spokesperson.

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