Provides advice and assistance to Deputy Commissioner for Operations and to other key management and program officials of the FDA concerning implementation of and compliance with the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (chapter 35 of title 44 USC), hereafter referred to as the Act.
Insures that FDA and its components acquire and manage information technology and resources in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Act and its implementation regulations and policies.
Designs, conducts or leads studies and analyses related to Agency needs for information technology and related resources, and promoted effective and efficient design and operation of Agency information resources management processes, including improvements to work processes.
Maintains appropriate and constructive relationships with the Centers and other components of the FDA headquarters and field establishments.
Develops, maintains and facilitates the implementation of sound and integrated information technology architecture.
Monitors and performance of Agency information technology programs and advises the Commissioner and other key officials regarding the continuance, modification or termination of such programs or projects.
Assesses the qualifications requirements established for Agency personnel regarding information resources technology and makes recommendations regarding their adequacy and relevance to Agency programs and operations. Assesses the extent to which Agency personnel meet these requirements. Advises on the recruitment, selection, retention, training and evacuation of such personnel.
Annually, or as necessary reports to the Deputy Commissioner on the Agency's efforts and effectiveness in implementing and adhering to the requirements of the Act.
Is cognizant of new and emerging developments and trends in information technology, analyzes and evacuates the applicability of such developments to Agency operations and programs, and insures that the Agency fully exploits such technology where appropriate.
Provides a source of informed opinion and factual information on information technology and insures that Agency components are advised of newly available technology.
Represents the Agency at meetings and conferences concerned with information technology; develops and conducts seminar, workshops and other training programs concerned with information technology; and provides reports to relevant parties on the latest technological developments.
Provides administrative and policy direction to the Office of Information Management, and evaluates Agency information resources management policies, programs and activities.