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CIO

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Chief information officer

Definition(s):

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)
NISTIR 8170 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-39 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, executive orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Chief Information Officer from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 5125(b)

  Organization’s official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the organization and other senior management personnel of the organization to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the organization; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the organization; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the organization, including improvements to work processes of the organization. Note: A subordinate organization may assign a chief information officer to denote an individual filling a position with security responsibilities with respect to the subordinate organization that are similar to those that the chief information officers fills for the organization to which they are subordinate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16C under Chief information officer from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 - Adapted

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency. Note: Organizations subordinate to federal agencies may use the term Chief Information Officer to denote individuals filling positions with similar security responsibilities to agency-level Chief Information Officers.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)

  Agency official responsible for: (i) Providing advice and other assistance to the head of the executive agency and other senior management personnel of the agency to ensure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and priorities established by the head of the agency; (ii) Developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture for the agency; and (iii) Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of all major information resources management processes for the agency, including improvements to work processes of the agency. Note: Organizations subordinate to federal agencies may use the term Chief Information Officer to denote individuals filling positions with similar security responsibilities to agency-level Chief Information Officers.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Chief Information Officer from PL 104-106, Sec. 5125(b)