DHS seeks Office of Applied Technology CTO

The Department of Homeland Security seeks a chief technology officer to serve as executive director of the Office of Applied Technology. The job pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until April 4.

Previous CTO Dan Cotter is now working as a science advisor in the Office of Science and Technology, a department spokesman said.

From the posting:

As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO):

  • Promote the advancement of Information Technology (IT) within DHS to drive standardization of technologies, evolution of best practices, and identification of technology trends and/or approaches that may support or impede the fulfillment of DHS mission through collaboration and knowledge sharing with and education of management, partners, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Serve as the key interface between DHS components and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in collaboration with the CIO’s Enterprise Business Management Office (EBMO) and the DHS Science and Technology Office (S&T), overseeing IT and information resource management for DHS.
  • Represent the CIO on a wide variety of information management and IT issues with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), other Federal agencies, State and local governments, Congressional committees, the Inspector General, the General Accounting Office (GAO), trade associations, and private industry.
  • Lead strategic planning to achieve DHS goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives; setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of IT services; assessing and ensuring that DHS internal technological policy processes and customer-facing services comply with community expectations and applicable laws and regulations for privacy, security, and social responsibility.
  • Identify technology trends and emerging technologies that may support or impede the fulfillment of DHS mission.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, assessing industry obstacles that may hinder the successful implementation of CIO directives and/or vision.
  • Identify opportunities and/or risks for delivering OCIO services, such as leveraging emerging technologies in partnership with stakeholders and headquarter offices, directorates, and components within DHS.
  • Establish governance processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately, and the organization’s resources are used strategically in all areas of IT with consideration of emerging technologies within the industry.

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