The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Transportation on matters involving information and technology. The DOT CIO also has oversight responsibility over the entire Department of Transportation (DOT) IT portfolio of over $3 billion annually, the 6th largest in the federal government. Additionally, the CIO has operational responsibilities for the DOT Common Operating Environment consisting of local area networks, wide area networks, desktops and backend services for all DOT modes except FAA.
The CIO also promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and alliances to address transportation issues by creating technology solutions. OCIO is also implementing a holistic cybersecurity plan to strengthen DOT’s security framework.