Henry "Jamie" Holcombe was appointed as the Chief Information Officer at The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Holcombe joins the USPTO after more than 20 years of experience building and leading teams in the IT and financial industries. He recently served as vice president and general manager at Harris Corporation in Herndon, Virginia. There, he was responsible for the delivery of communications and IT services to federal intelligence, defense, and civilian markets as well as commercial telecom, energy, and e-commerce customers.
Prior to working at Harris, Holcombe worked as vice president for information systems at Universal Service Administrative Company in Washington, D.C., and before that as chief operations officer and corporate secretary of Globix Corporation in New York. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of TJ Westlake and chief executive officer of Visium Technologies, focusing on cybersecurity at both companies.
"We are honored and excited to have Jamie and his decades of demonstrated expertise and leadership skills come to serve at the USPTO," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu. "Our legacy IT systems are old and it is well beyond time to undertake a fundamental stabilization and modernization effort. As our new CIO, Jamie will have a unique opportunity to help the USPTO improve these systems and transition our agency to state-of-the-art technology." Read more.