Office of the Chief Information Officer, OCIO

The NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) was established within the Office of the NIH Director in January 2008. The NIH CIO advises the NIH Director and NIH senior management on strategic directions and management of significant NIH Information and Information Technology (I&IT) programs and policy. The goals of the CIO are to:

  • Enable creation and sharing of scientific and business knowledge
  • Enhance business adaptability by ensuring that NIH information and information technology (I&IT) projects are well managed to respond rapidly to business and research needs
  • Ensure a robust, secure NIH infrastructure at or above industry standards at least cost
  • Manage integration of external imperatives with NIH needs
  • Lead NIH I&IT across the Institutes and Centers
  • Develop an I&IT capable workforce
The OCIO is currently structured with four program areas: OCIO program activities include:
  • Information Security
  • IT Governance & Policy
  • IT Budget
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Accessibility

Center for Information Technology (CIT)

The CIO also serves as the Director of Center for Information Technology (CIT). The mission of CIT is to provide, coordinate and manage Information Technology and to advance computational science.

For queries related to scientific computing, networking, data center, software development, and other IT services please visit the CIT website: http://cit.nih.gov/ ‚Äč

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