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1.2.1 CIO Responsibilities - Laws and Executive Orders

1.2 IT Strategic Planning

1.2.1 CIO Responsibilities - Laws and Executive Orders

CIOs are responsible for strategic planning for all IT management functions. This section lists the statutory responsibilities of CIOs related to strategic planning. The statutory language is directly pulled from applicable laws and executive orders. These statutory responsibilities are then implemented through OMB guidance and guidance from other government-wide organizations. This language, along with the language in other sections under the heading “CIO Responsibilities - Laws and Executive Orders,” defines the CIO role and gives the CIO their statutory mandate.

General Responsibilities
Planning, programming, budgeting, and execution authorities for CIOs:

  1. The head of each covered agency other than the Department of Defense shall ensure that the [CIO] of the agency has a significant role in:
    1. The decision processes for all annual and multi-year planning, programming, budgeting, and execution decisions, related reporting requirements, and reports related to information technology; and
    2. The management, governance, and oversight processes related to information technology. (40 U.S.C. §11319. Responsibility for Acquisitions of Information Technology. Resources, Planning, and Portfolio Management.)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
The CIO of an agency listed in section 901(b) of title 31… annually, as part of the strategic planning and performance evaluation process required (subject to section 1117 of title 31) under section 306 of title 5 and sections 1105(a)(28), 1115–1117, and 9703 (as added by section 5(a) of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law 103–62, 107 Stat. 289)) of title 31—(C) develops strategies and specific plans for hiring, training, and professional development to rectify any deficiency in meeting those requirements; and (D) reports to the head of the agency on the progress made in improving information resources management capability. (40 U.S.C. §11315. Agency Chief Information Officer.)

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