Enterprise Acquisitions

​​​​The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Director (OD) is an agent for changing the way government uses external resources in the performance of government-funded tasks, always striving for innovative and efficient solutions to business IT needs and with a goal of eliminating inefficient acquisition practices.

OCIO's enterprise acquisition mission is twofold: to identify and realize efficiencies that can be attained within current IT investments; and identify new investments that leverage IT to more effectively deliver services throughout NIH. 

OCIO's overarching enterprise acquisition goal is to optimize IT investments on commonly used goods and services, drive down costs, and reallocate savings to the NIH scientific and research mission.

Our values supplement our vision and mission and guide our behavior. OCIO members always strive to achieve:

  • Customer-focused solutions 
  • Continuous improvement in processes and practices
  • Accountability in actions and decision-making
  • Transparency in actions, status, and decision-making
  • Collaboration in internal and external decision-making

Key Initiatives

Mobile Devices and Services

Acquire end-to-end managed mobility services to centrally administer and secure wireless voice and data services on an enterprise level. This includes transitioning the over 42 individual contracts and over 500 monthly IC and OD transactions to a single contract that will streamline NIH's provisioning of wireless telecommunications carrier services and mobile devices.