The Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has primary responsibility to ensure that Information Technology (IT) is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner consistent with statutory, regulatory, and Departmental requirements and priorities. With this responsibility, the CIO provides information resources management advice and assistance to the Secretary of Energy and to other senior managers. The CIO also coordinates and articulates a shared vision and corporate perspective among the Department's information activities, which permits the CIO to
champion Departmental initiatives that effectively manage information and provide for value-added corporate systems.
In addition to this internal focus, DOE recognizes the need to integrate external policy directions as defined by Congress and the Administration into its IT initiatives.