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About the Goddard CIO

The mission of the Goddard CIO is to:

  • Provide the GSFC workforce the information infrastructure and tools that adapt and evolve to effectively and securely support management, science, research, and technology programs,
  • Develop, implement, and operate specialized IT systems to support mission planning and operation, and
  • Provide systems that disseminate information to the public and that preserve NASA’s information assets.

This organization will assure consistency of approach, including appropriate collaboration, centralization and/or elimination of duplicative functions in order to enable the most efficient and effective provision of Information Technology services to the Center as a whole.

The CIO also works closely with the Agency Office of the Chief Information Officer and the GSFC Office of the Chief Financial Officer to develop a full and accurate accounting of Information Technology expenditures, related expenses, and results. This working relationship ensures the optimization of IT resources when planning, acquiring, managing, and using IT to accomplish GSFC’s missions and programs efficiently, effectively, safely, and securely.

The GSFC CIO also serves as the Director of the ITCD and as such has the responsibility, authority and accountability for ensuring that GSFC’s information assets are acquired and managed consistent with Agency and federal policies and procedures, and legislation; and that the Center’s Information Resource Management (IRM) strategy is in alignment with NASA’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.  As part of meeting these responsibilities, the ITCD will:

  • Ensure that GSFC IT contributes to and supports Agency missions, goals, and objectives, and promote the use of IT by the GSFC to improve the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of GSFC and Agency programs;
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing process to ensure that IT operations and decisions are integrated with organizational planning, budget, financial management, human capital management, and programmatic decisions;
  • Implement, enforce, and ensure the adequacy of policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, control techniques, and training mechanisms related to the security of the Center’s information and systems;
  • Develop and manage Center IT services with respect to service delivery, budget, and rate methodology in compliance with Federal and Agency policies and standards, and ensure continuity of Center IT operations;
  • Develop and maintain a Center-wide information security program in compliance with Agency and FISMA requirements.