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Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology plans, provides strategic IT vision and enterprising solutions to enable FRA staff to meet their goals, deliver results, and enhance FRA’s mission. Assists in the technical analysis, design, procurement, implementation, and support of IT services. Develops and maintains highly effective, reliable, secure, and innovative information systems to support operational, administrative, and research functions. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implements electronic government initiatives to include FRA-wide coordination, update of progress, and adherence.
  • Leads IT Capital Planning to ensure that IT programs and projects undertaken are selected and managed as an overall portfolio of investments and are consistent with Departmental priorities and policies.
  • Manages the IT Continuity of Operations and Disaster Response responsibilities and ensures secure communications, including National Security Information Handling.
  • Leads Enterprise Architecture to facilitate cross-agency analysis and the identification of duplicative investments, gaps, and opportunities for collaboration. 
  • Ensures compliance with DOT and Federal IT standards and regulations, including Privacy Act requirements.
  • Directs and administers IT security controls, Federal Information Security Modernization Act reporting, and FRA-wide IT systems certification and accreditation.
  • Responsible for data management and business intelligence capabilities.
  • Manages the FRA IT infrastructure and provides program management oversight.
  • Plans and directs the design and development of FRA information systems and tools.
  • Ensures IT compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and Worldwide Web Consortium standards.
  • Oversees the development and management of internet and intranet sites, mobile and web applications, and content management framework.
  • Manages the Agency-wide records management program. 
  • Serves as liaison to DOT’s Office of Chief Information Officer.