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IT Acquisition

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for guiding the Department’s effective use of information technology (IT) and for managing the Department’s IT resources.

It is the goal of the OCIO when acquiring IT solutions to integrate project management, financial management, acquisition management, and quality oversight methods into a cohesive process to achieve programmatic goals.

The Office of IT Corporate Management oversees the business and information management (IM) activities for the OCIO, and manages the acquisition process of the Department's IT in accordance with Federal and Departmental Acquisition Regulations.

The Acquisition Management Division’s strategy includes the use of a collection of IT acquisition solutions, managed in an integrated fashion to deliver the most cost effective and efficient use of resources.

Consolidated IT service delivery to the Department is achieved primarily through the Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract providing an enterprise solution for information management and technology. The ITSS contract allows the OCIO to respond to DOE'S information technology mission and customer needs in an integrated and coordinated manner, and to maintain the high quality of current programs and provide needed additional future services while limiting increases in costs or full-time equivalents.

Enterprise-Wide Agreements (EWAs) aggregate common requirements into a single, specific contract vehicle. Agreements typically can be used by all DOE organizations, thereby reducing administration and maintenance costs, as well as overall IT labor. EWAs support Federal Government IT initiatives and are aligned with industry’s best practices.

DOE-wide contracts provide web conferencing and video conferencing services, as well as IT and telecommunication supplies, services, and repair. Interagency Agreements provide specialized services contracted for by other government agencies. Timesharing contracts support the Teleprocessing Services Program by providing selected commercial and resource sharing teleprocessing services.

We are committed to delivering excellence in information management support while building and strengthening relationships throughout DOE.