Office of the Chief Information Officer
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) organization and serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Transportation and DOT Operating Administrations on matters involving information technology (IT), information assurance -- cybersecurity, privacy, and records management; portfolio management; IT infrastructure and operations; IT innovation and emerging technologies; enterprise data management; and applications and digital solutions. The CIO oversees the Department’s $3.5 billion annual IT portfolio. OCIO continues to lead the initiative to provide common IT services in DOT’s Common Operating Environment which serves all Operating Administrations other than FAA.
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. Under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and the Geospatial Data Act, the DOT CIO is responsible for lifecycle data management and coordinating across the Department to ensure data are well managed to support the DOT’s mission and operations. OCIO focuses on ensuring IT projects and investments are well planned, administered, and delivered in a standardized manner across the Department.
OCIO has responsibility for oversight of IT staffing, the management and delivery of innovative digital solutions across the Department and in the US transportation system, including the delivery of IT solutions implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. OCIO leads the innovative application of data and technology to achieve safety outcomes and improve the condition of the nation's infrastructure.