Office of the Chief Information Officer

Raghav Vajjhala, Chief Information and Chief Data Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) manages and services the FTC’s Information Technology (IT) assets. The office ensures IT enables the mission, goals, and objectives of the FTC and promotes the use of technology to improve productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of operations. OCIO’s activities include:

  • Assisting senior agency officials in fulfilling their responsibilities, as they relate to IT, and advising them to ensure IT resources support the agency’s mission; and
  • Establishing policies, procedures, and standards that enable data governance in accordance with relevant regulations, and guidance; and
  • Ensuring IT strategy, investment, implementation, and operation decisions are aligned with the agency’s relevant plans, program decisions, and processes; and
  • Managing, developing, and/or implementing policies, procedures, and control techniques relating to IT investments and resources that comply with federal laws, guidance, and existing FTC policies; and
  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing Enterprise Architecture (EA), the Information Resource Management (IRM) Strategic Plan, IT Modernization Plan, Risk Management Plan, and other plans, standards, documents, and guidance defining the current and future state of the agency’s information systems; and
  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio management process to drive application, standardization and efficiency; and
  • Managing IT as an integrated end-to-end service improving security, efficacy, and collaboration by incorporating information management and access, as appropriate, in planning, budgeting, governance, and other policies; and
  • Reporting IT and information management activities to the Office of Management and the Budget (OMB), Congress, Government Accountability Office (GAO), and other external oversight organizations, as required; and
  • Implementing modernization efforts that use IT, and other technologies, to improve and/or enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the FTC, while aiming to leverage internet-based technologies that are consistent with the agency’s mission and information security policy.