IT Policy, Standards and Guidance

​​​The OCIO provides the following services to the NIH community:

  • Educates and guides the NIH community on the federal, HHS and other high-level policies, regulations, and laws that drive NIH-level IT requirements

  • Collaborates with the IT and broader NIH communities to develop, vet, implement and administer NIH IT-related policy, standards and guidance

  • Ensures that NIH management and staff have the proper information they need to effectively and efficiently use and protect valuable NIH IT resources and data.

A list of the current IT-related policies, standards and guidance is provided by subject area below.

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IT policies, standards and guidance issued by external IT governance organizations and followed by NIH can be found at External IT Governance and Oversight under IT Governance & Policy


General IT Policy
Phone 301-496-1168

Information Security Policy
Email ​

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