Interview with Dr. Danny Harris, CIO, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Harris became the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department on October 1, 2008. As the CIO, he acquires and maintains all of the Department's mission-critical information system resources. Specific responsibilities include managing the Department's Information Assurance program, developing policy for the protection and control of information; defining and managing capital planning and investment management processes to ensure their successful implementation and integration with the Department budget, acquisition, and planning processes; promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of major Departmental information resource management processes; deploying and maintaining all enterprise-wide information technology; managing the agency's participation and implementation of Federal CIO Council Initiatives and coordinating Council activities throughout the Department; and coordinating all eGovernment initiatives and providing status reports to the Office of Management and Budget.