To provide leadership, policy guidance and assistance to Departmental
agencies in all aspects of using information technology to implement and manage
those programs within the Department.
To accomplish its mission, the CIO will:
Enable efficient and effective communications and information
sharing through interoperability and interconnectivity. This includes:
- determining necessary DOL Information Technology commonality and
compatibility needs to develop requisite Information Technology architecture
strategy, and providing resources to finance innovative cross-cutting
Information Technology initiatives; and
- promoting DOL information exchange/accessibility of internal and
external DOL customers through the Internet and Intranet.
Manage DOL information collections. Limit the amount of
information required from the public and report progress in restricting
paperwork to that required by law or other essential need.
Promote and facilitate learning opportunities that ensure DOL's
workforce is adequately trained and experienced in Information Technology.
Assure that all Information Technology investments are
effective and efficient in accordance with Federal and Departmental guidance to
execute sound capital planning and investment strategies.
Provide guidance to agencies in execution of their Information
Technology investments for consistency with departmental strategic and capital
plans, and Information Technology architecture.
manage Information Technology policies to ensure departmental compliance with
regulations in addition to providing assistance and guidance to agencies in
their dealings with Information Technology issues and initiatives.
Plan on a strategic basis for and coordinate the management of the
Department's information technology and information systems.
Prepare an annual budget report on information technology for inclusion
in the Department's budget submission to Congress, describing the progress in
Ensure that an adequate level of security
exists for all agency automated information systems, whether maintained
in-house or commerically. Also, ensure that all DOL employees and contractors
are adequately trained in security information technology issues.
Enter into contracts that provide for multi-agency acquisitions of
information technology in accordance with guidance issued by the Director, OMB.
Provide oversight and maintenance to ensure and maximize the
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information, including
statistical information, disseminated by the Department.
Ensure that an index of information disseminated to the public is
included in the Government Information Locator Systems (GILS) created pursuant
to section 4101 of Title 44, U.S.C.