Pat Schambach is an independent consultant and founding partner of Schambach & Williams Consulting, LLC. His business partner, Jim Williams, is the former Deputy Administrator of GSA.
Pat retired from full-time work with Computer Sciences Corporation in August 2013 after a 41-year career in both the public and private sectors in the Washington, DC area. Pat is a recognized leader in the federal IT community. He spent 32 years in the federal government, rose to the ranks of senior executive and was the CIO for three different agencies during his federal career. In ten years in the private sector, he has been in senior leadership positions responsible for business units serving federal customers in the national security and law enforcement markets.
From 2008 until his retirement in 2013, Mr. Schambach was the CSC Vice President and General Manager responsible for managing all business operations and service delivery for the Department of Homeland Security and its components as well as the Department of Justice and related Law Enforcement entities. While at CSC, Pat and his team grew his business unit’s revenue by 5x through purely organic growth.
Prior to joining CSC, Mr. Schambach spent four years with PEC/Nortel Government Solutions Inc., first as VP/GM and then as President of their Civilian Services Sector.
Prior to joining PEC/Nortel, Mr. Schambach was the founding Associate Under Secretary for Information Technology and CIO of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA,) which was created in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Mr. Schambach joined TSA in February 2002 as one of its first permanent employees. TSA subsequently moved from the Department of Transportation to the newly created Department of Homeland Security, where Mr. Schambach was an active member of the department’s CIO Council.
Prior to joining TSA, Mr. Schambach was the Assistant Director, Office of Science and Technology, and the CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for just over five years. Prior to ATF, he spent over 24 years with the United States Secret Service, where he became the CIO and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1988.
In March 2003, Mr. Schambach was honored for the second time in his career as one of the “Federal 100,” the group of 100 executives found by the Federal Computer Week trade journal to have had the greatest impact on the government systems community. In addition, he received the prestigious 2003 Eagle Award, presented to the one federal executive in the group to have had the single greatest impact on the federal IT community.
In October 2002, he received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive for the second time in his career. In June 2002, he was presented with the Executive Leadership Award by the Association of Federal Information Resources Managers (AFFIRM), that organization’s most prestigious annual award. He served for several years as the Co-Chair of the Treasury Department CIO Council, was a popular speaker at federal IT events, has testified in several Congressional hearings, and has appeared in numerous publications and broadcasts related to government technology issues.
Mr. Schambach is: a Member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council (HSDBC); a member of the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA); a member of the Partnership for Public Service’s CIO Sage program; a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross/Nat’l Capital Area and Chair of that organization’s annual charity golf tournament; a former member of the IT Advisory Committee to the Director of the FBI; a past member of the Hewlett-Packard Federal Advisory Committee; a past member of the Business Policy Advisory Board of Cisco Systems, Inc.; past Chairman of the Board of Governors of Paul VI Catholic High School; and was a long-time uniformed leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He also founded and still operates a teen volunteer program performing home improvements for subsidized housing tennants in the Reston/Herndon, Virginia area, while teaching skills to teen volunteers.
Mr. Schambach has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Fairfield University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from George Washington University with an area of concentration in Information Systems Management. Pat and his wife have four children and one grandchild.