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 section 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.

DOI Bureaus and Offices
DOI Information Resources Management Strategic Plan (May 29, 2015)

OCIO Organization Structure

OCIO Officials

  • Sylvia Burns - Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Bruce Downs - Deputy CIO
  • June Hartley - Senior Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO)
  • Larry Ruffin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Director, Information Assurance 
  • Mark Davis - Director, Business Operations 
  • Pete Sauvé - Acting Director, Service Delivery
  • Joseph Seger - Acting Director, Information and Technology Management 
  • Richard Westmark - Acting Director, Planning and Performance Management 
  • Thomas Dabolt - Geospatial Information Officer 
  • Richard Westmark - Compliance and Audit Management  Branch Chief
  • Andrew Havely - Chief Technology Officer

DOI OCIO Telephone Number: 202-208-6194