President Donald Trump intends to appoint Richard Staropoli, formerly managing director of counter-party risk and chief information security officer at Fortress Investment Group, as chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security.
The White House said FridayÂ he helped establish Fortress’Â corporate due-diligence program thatÂ uses traditional and non-traditional investigative and intelligence gathering approaches.
Staropoli previouslyÂ spent 25 years as aÂ U.S. Secret ServiceÂ special agent, whichÂ included time asÂ an operator and team leader at the agency’s presidential protective division, chief of polygraph operations and a member of itsÂ counter assault team.
He received multipleÂ awards from the departments of theÂ Treasury and Homeland Security as well as the New York City Police Department during his government career.
Staropoli served as an independent board member at Wearsafe Labs from 2014 to 2016.