Gregory D. Ambrose
Greg Ambrose is the Director of the Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST) and serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). His organization of more than 1,000 government and contractor personnel plans, develops, and maintains all of the IT systems that support CA’s critical diplomatic and Foreign Service missions at 30 domestic operation centers and more than 240 foreign posts worldwide. CST manages more than 35 technology services contracts and executes an annual budget exceeding $300M. Mr. Ambrose serves as principal advisor to CA’s Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries on all matters related to IT systems, services and data that support CA operations of visa, passport, and overseas citizenship services; the Department’s Border Security Program, as well as data and reporting systems required for the management of the Bureau.
Mr. Ambrose joined CA from the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program (renamed the Office of Biometric Identity Management), at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Chief Information Officer, he led the day-to-day operations and enhancements for both the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS). The results of his close coordination with various law enforcement, national security and intelligence communities helped ensure that key national-level missions focusing on border security and management, as well as enforcing and administering immigration laws, were successfully supported. In 2013, he was selected by Federal Computer Week (FCW) to receive the “Fed 100” award, which is presented to the Top 100 people in the federal information technology sector.
Prior to US-VISIT, Mr. Ambrose worked at the Department of Defense (DOD) where he led the development, integration and modernization teams for the Defense Travel System, an extensive web-based travel management system that interfaces with more than 40 external systems and supports 1.5 million users. His DOD tenure also included managing teams of computer scientists and engineers in the design, development and operations for systems supporting: financial management, business transformation and force projection.
Mr. Ambrose is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) Leadership for a Democratic Society program and holds a master’s degree in information systems technology and Chief Information Officer certification from The George Washington University. He also earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and business administration. Mr. Ambrose is a Federal Acquisition Certified Program/Project Manager (FAC-P/PM) at the senior/expert level. He is also a level III DHS Certified Acquisition Professional as both a program manager and a test and evaluation manager and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps with level III certifications in program management; systems engineering; and test and evaluation engineering.