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LeAnn Oliver - Associate CIO for IT Policy & Governance

Ms. Oliver serves the Department of Energy as the Associate CIO for Information Technology (IT) Policy & Governance.  She is responsible for the Department's IT Capital Planning, Enterprise Architecture, E-Government, and Records Management programs.  Her primary responsibilities are to improve oversight and management of IT investments; maximize Departmental productivity through use of E-Government solutions; strengthen IT leadership and governance; and mature the Department’s Enterprise Architecture.  She serves as the primary liaison to organizations such as the Office of Management and Budget and the General Accountability Office.

Ms. Oliver plays an instrumental role in formulating the IT strategic direction for the Department by overseeing the strategic execution of CIO services to bring value to program and staff offices. She assures that IT requirements specified in Departmental and Program Strategic Plans are integrated into the Departmental multi-year program planning and budgeting processes.  She is focused on integrating CIO services to provide benefit to the Department from processes that integrate strategic planning, capital planning, enterprise architecture, budgeting and performance management.  Ms. Oliver is responsible for assuring the efficient and effective acquisition of Departmental information processing resources needed to support organization missions in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and she coordinates planning for major IT corporate investments.

Prior to joining the OCIO, Ms. Oliver served as a senior advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy continuing work with clean energy and rural development. Before that she was the Program Manager for Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs.  She has also served in the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

She has her Master’s in Public Finance from the State University of New York in Albany bringing financial, mission and executive insight to the OCIO.