CSC's Schambach announces retirement

Pat Schambach, CSC's homeland security business leader, decides to retire after 32 years in government, and nine years in the private sector. What does he say about CSC's future?

Pat Schambach, the leader of Computing Sciences Corp.’s homeland security business, will retire at the end of August.

Schambach joined the company in 2008 after four years at Nortel Government Solutions, but he is probably best known for his 32-year government career.

He was the first chief information officer at the Transportation Security Administration, and helped build the infrastructure for that agency as the founding associate undersecretary of IT.

He also was CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and assistant director of the office of science and technology at ATF.

He retires from CSC as the vice president and general manager of homeland security and foreign affairs.

In an email to colleagues, Schambach said, “I have not come to this conclusion lightly but want you all to know that I feel good about my decision.”

His one regret is that he will miss the people he works with, the same lament he said he has about leaving government.

He plans to visit many of his operating units over the coming weeks to thank people in person, he said.

Schambach also voices his support for the new business model under construction at CSC. The company’s CEO Mike Lawrie came on board about a year ago as the company struggled.

Since then, he has streamlined operations, sold unwanted business units and reorganized the company.

“The power of the new operating model will continue to have major pay-offs going forward, as people settle further into their roles and processes continue to smooth out. This model has every reason to be successful - give it the chance to show you that,” he wrote.

An email Wednesday to Schambach asking about his future plans was not returned.

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