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About the OCIO

The Office of the Chief Information Officer advises the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology (ASRT) on matters pertaining to the use of information and related technologies to accomplish Departmental goals and program objectives.

The mission of the Office is to establish and provide: assistance and guidance on the use of technology-supported business process reengineering; investment analysis; performance measurement; strategic development and application of information systems and infrastructure; policies to provide improved management of information resources and technology; and better, more efficient service to our clients and employees.

The Office exercises authorities delegated by the Secretary to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, as the CIO for the Department. These authorities derive from the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Computer Matching and Privacy Act of 1988, the Computer Security Act of 1987, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1984, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, the Federal Records Act of 1950, OMB Circulars A-130 and A-11, Government Printing and Binding Regulations issued by the Joint Committee on Printing, and Presidential Decision Directive 63.

More information about the OCIO and its Mission Statement can be found in the
Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Vol 70 # 140) (PDF - 57.9 KB) ( and on the pages below: