The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides leadership to the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its bureaus in all areas of information management and technology.  To successfully serve the Department’s multiple missions, the OCIO applies modern IT tools, approaches, systems and products.  Effective and innovative use of technology and information resources enables transparency and accessibility of information and services to the public.  

DOI is in the process of implementing the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Common Baseline.  Visit our FITARA Implementation Plan site for more information.

The OCIO is currently implementing a series of technology innovations and efficiencies to deliver improved services across the Department at lower costs.  These initiatives include reducing operating costs and energy consumption by consolidating and centralizing the information technology infrastructure and compliance functions across the Department.  We are also working to align information technology capabilities with business and mission areas.  This alignment will increase effectiveness, improve transparency and increase productivity, while striving to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Link to DOI Bureaus and Offices
DOI Information Resources Management IT Transformation Strategic Plan
(FY 2010 - FY 2015)
DOI Information Resources Management Strategic Plan (May 29, 2015)

OCIO Organization Structure

OCIO Officials

  • Sylvia Burns - Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Bruce Downs - Deputy CIO
  • Larry Ruffin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Director, Information Assurance
  • Jerry Johnston - Director, Information and Technology Management
  • Mark Davis - Acting Director, Business Operations
  • Karen Matragrano - Acting Director, Service Delivery

DOI OCIO Telephone Number: 202-208-6194