James Porter is the Chief Information Officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation where he leads the strategy, development and operations of a diverse IT portfolio.
Mr. Porter has more than 25 years of experience leading IT initiatives in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining MCC, he was a Senior Program Manager with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Chief Information Officer, where he oversaw the implementation of large and complex law enforcement IT programs.
During his tenure at ICE, Mr. Porter led the delivery of modernized systems that aided in electronic health, criminal investigations, detention management, and the lifecycle of immigration enforcement. He also led transformative efforts on how ICE acquires Agile and cloud services. Before joining ICE in 2009, Mr. Porter served as Senior Technical Manager at various corporations including Sapient Government Services, Booz Allen Hamilton and Commerce One.
His programs have received numerous awards in industry and government, including a two-time recipient of the ICE Director’s Meritorious Service Award. He is active in several professional development organizations including the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA), the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Mr. Porter is a 2018 graduate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP). He also maintains several certifications, including a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification for Program Management, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University and completed the American University Executive Leadership Program.