Mr. Murphy currently serves as the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and Special Assistant to the Chief Information Officer of the US Department of Justice. As such he is responsible for being a liaison with Federal State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement partners on topics relating the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). In that role, he providing insight and recommendations on the Department’s Law Enforcement Information Sharing Plan and its adoption across Federal, State, Local and Tribal partners. In addition, Mr. Murphy serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the National Information Exchange Model, a partnership between the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Homeland Security. The program is designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes that can enable justifications to effectively share critical information.
Prior to re-joining the Federal Government, Mr. Murphy served 20 years in law enforcement and retired as a Major from the Fairfax County Police Department, the largest municipal department in Virginia. During his tenure with the County he held command positions in all of the Department’s Bureaus.
After his retirement he held a number of senior positions in the private sector for large system integrators. His last position prior to joining the OCIO was as a Vice President for Science Application International Corporation, where he served as the company’s Account Executive for the Department of Justice as well as being responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions for the Integrated Security Solutions Business units.
Mr. Murphy is a 1976 graduate of the University of Scranton and received an Executive Masters degree in 1993 from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
He has lectured at international conferences for the Association of Public Safety Communications and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Murphy is married to Elizabeth Altemus, and they have one child.