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Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides information technology leadership, a comprehensive services and applications support portfolio, and a sound technology infrastructure to the USITC and its customers. Organizational components include the Program Management, Software Engineering, Network Services, Service Delivery and Cybersecurity Divisions.

Mission

The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer is to support all program, administrative, and executive offices of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by identifying and bringing to bear appropriate information technology (IT) that can help them reach their goals with the best balance of high quality IT solutions and at the best value for the organization. The Office of the Chief Information Officer is responsible for developing and directing mission-supportive applications, services, and related office systems that are delivered through a highly effective and efficient technological infrastructure and a reliable information system security program. The Chief Information Officer reports to the Commission.

Functions
  1. Provides overall management direction and fiscal oversight to the Office of Information Technology Services.
  2. Coordinates IT strategic and operating plans, and an information architecture that promotes the strategic goals and mission of the USITC and its components.
  3. Implements major IT projects, including the coordination of analysis, requirements and research of technical alternatives with the operating units; technical assistance for acquisition of outside products and services; and developing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting system components and applications.
  4. In conjunction with the Office of Facilities Management, directs and coordinates IT services and materials acquisitions and provides IT contract management support.
  5. Manages the computer and information systems security program. Consults with the operating units to develop guidance and solutions for classified information processing and handling.
  6. Provides for appropriate training for agency-wide IT and information security awareness needs.
  7. Maintains the central computer facility of the USITC, including the USITC's databases of international trade and tariff information and investigative information.
  8. Ensures compliance with requirements of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act, and other rules and regulations regarding the acquisition, management, and use of information systems and information technology resources.
  9. Reviews and participates in drafting and revising guidance in the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, USITC internal rules, and other policy documents related to the functions set forth in this statement.
  10. Follows and supports all agency-wide functions including EEO, ethics, audit follow-up, and property management.