The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Transportation on matters involving information and technology. The OCIO oversees the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) IT $3.5 billion annual portfolio. Under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), the DOT CIO is responsible for all IT planning, budgeting, acquisition, implementation and operations in the Department. The OCIO focuses on ensuring IT projects and investments are planned, administered, completed and delivered in a standardized manner across the Department.
Additionally, the CIO has operational responsibilities for the DOT Common Operating Environment including local area networks, wide area networks, desktops, and backend services for all DOT modes except FAA.
OCIO is leading the transformation of information technology at the Department with a focus on technology solutions that accelerate the DOT mission, leverage security to innovate for the digital revolution, and achieve accountability for results with complete transparency. The OCIO continues to lead the IT shared services initiative, DestinationsDIGITAL to consolidate commodity and programmatic IT services
The OCIO also promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and alliances to address transportation issues through technology solutions. The OCIO implements a holistic cybersecurity plan to strengthen DOT’s security framework.