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
OCIO program activities include:
  • Information Security
  • IT Governance & Policy
  • IT Budget
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Accessibility​