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

Submitted by master on Sat, 10/01/2011

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.