Office of the Chief Information Officer
The Commerce Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) ensures the Department’s programs fully and appropriately utilize information technology. The OCIO also supports increased use of leading-edge technology that enables the Department to achieve its mission to provide improved products and services at lower costs to internal and external stakeholders, alike.
The OCIO oversees the expenditure of approximately $2.5 billion each year for computer hardware, software, and services in addition to networking and telecommunications information technology (IT). The OCIO also develops policies and operating guidelines for the Department’s 12 bureaus that maximize returns on program investments while delivering quality and timely services.
The OCIO coordinates the Commerce IT Review Board that manages technology planning and capital assets on behalf of the Department, enabling the government to meet future data needs of businesses and society at large. The review board evaluates proposed IT initiatives, requests for acquisitions, and conducts assessments of ongoing IT projects