profile image

Jeff Eisensmith


Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Eisensmith leads through collaboration with the DHS CISO Council, a body of Component CISOs. Mr. Eisensmith works to mature policies and strengthen the information security posture of the department—setting vision and strategy while maintaining compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. He now serves as co-chair for the Joint Continuous Monitoring Working Group, sponsored by the DHS CIO Council.

Mr. Eisensmith came to DHS Headquarters from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) where he served as the ICE CISO and acting Engineering Division Director. Prior to his work at ICE he was Director of Technical Operations for BAE Systems. Before that he  held several roles within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Jeff started his government career after he graduated from Rutgers University in 1985 with a degree in Engineering Physics.

While working with the FBI Jeff was nominated, and selected to attend, the National Defense Uni-versity’s Advanced Management Program (Class 22) where he received his DoD Chief Information Officer certification; graduated from James Madison University with a Master of Science degree in computer science from the NSA certified Information Assurance Program; and attained Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Project Management Professional certifications.

Latest from Jeff Eisensmith

The Department of Homeland Security is the steward of a great deal of information. Information used to support the department’s mission, personally identifiable information of the citizens we serve, and that of our employees must be safeguarded. Ongoing Authorization promises a new way to make quick, risk-based decisions on system security in near real-time....