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DOC NOAA NESDIS seeking Assistant Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Assistant Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for NESDIS provides the focal point for policy oversight, analysis, planning, and execution of information technology (IT) within the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS). The Office manages a comprehensive program of IT systems investment, planning, and review to ensure high-quality cost-effective IT initiatives. The Office is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive and robust program to effectively manage IT programs, including IT security, and projects per NOAA guidance and within the NESDIS portfolio structure to ensure IT investment is viewed holistically across NESDIS’ portfolios. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Leading NESDIS in the effective management of information resources by advocating cross­ organizational program process improvements; ensuring program processes are modified to take full advantage of IT solutions; developing and promoting standards-based IT; enabling cost-efficient and effective use of IT; and, exercising principles of effective IT capital planning and investment analysis. 
  • Promoting and shaping an effective strategic and operational IT planning and investment process that includes responsibility for ensuring appropriate FITARA oversight and approval of IT investments in coordination with NESDIS Portfolio managers. Integrates the budget process, implements priorities established by NESDIS and fully integrates NOAA’s and the Department’s strategic plans. The ACIO will encourage and enforce viable IT strategies/operations through participation in the program systems planning process as an agent for change, and will support the strategic information resources plan. The incumbent will ensure that IT projects included in the IT strategic and operating plans support the business needs of NESDIS and are prepared in accordance with Departmental and OMB guidance. 
  • Developing, issuing, monitoring and enforcing compliance with policies, guidance and standards applicable to all IT hardware, software and telecommunications in the NESDIS. Of particular importance is the responsibility for overseeing and ensuring compliance with IT security policy, procedures, and services across the NESDIS. 
  • Advising NESDIS leadership, in partnership with other senior managers, to promote innovative uses of technology and facilitate management access to needed information resources. 
  • Providing oversight to ensure information and records are properly managed; i.e., information is collected only as needed, protected from those who would destroy or abuse it, readily accessible to those who need it, and quickly disseminated to those who plan to use or contributed to it. 

Read the full job description here. 

G2X TAKE: Those who support the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may want to influence who applies for this role with the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) that will encourage and enforce viable IT strategies/operations through participation in the program systems planning process as an agent for change, and will support the strategic information resources plan. 

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