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 Project Management, Software Engineering, Network Services, Service Delivery and Cybersecurity Divisions.


To fulfill its mission, OCIO performs the following functions:

A. Directs –

1. IT strategic and operations planning, and an information architecture that promotes the strategic goals and mission of the USITC and its components;

2. The USITC Cybersecurity Program, the USITC Privacy Program, and the USITC Records Management Program;

3. Activities that develop mission-supportive applications, services, and office systems delivered through an effective and efficient technological infrastructure and a reliable information system security program.

B. Leads –

1. The Information Technology Committee;

2. Major IT projects, including through: coordination of analysis, requirements definition and research of technical solutions; technical assistance for acquisition of products and services; and development, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of system components and applications; DI19.01-3100-2019 - 4 - Office of the Chief Information Officer

3. IT services and material acquisitions, IT investment evaluations, and IT contract administration.

C. Manages the delegated agency-wide cost center, which includes, but is not limited to, IT equipment, software licensing, development and support contract services, telecommunications equipment and services, audio visual, digital data subscriptions, data center facilities, and cybersecurity;

D. Provides and delivers –

1. Appropriate training to the USITC, including training related to information security, privacy, and records management;

2. Competency requirements developed for information technology staff that ensures the agency can anticipate and respond to changing mission requirements, maintain workforce skills in a rapidly developing IT environment, and recruit and retain the IT talent needed to accomplish the mission;

3. Guidance and solutions for sensitive information processing and handling in consultation with stakeholders.

E. Ensures compliance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, FISMA, the EGovernment Act of 2002, the Federal Records Act, as amended, and other statutes, regulations, and legal requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of information systems and IT resources;

F. Deploys and maintains all enterprise-wide information technology;

G. Develops, reviews, and revises –

1. Policies related to the functions set forth in this statement consistent with USITC Directive DI03.01-0000-2018, “System of Internal Rules”;

2. Procedures with agency-wide or interoffice applicability related to the functions set forth in this statement consistent with USITC Directive DI03.01-0000-2018, “System of Internal Rules.”

H. Follows and supports all agency-wide functions including equal employment opportunity, ethics, audit follow-up, risk management, and property management