Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is responsible for ensuring that the department's programs make full and appropriate use of information technology. It supports the increased use of leading-edge technology to enable the department to carry out its mission better, with improved products and services at the lowest cost.

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Open source code

Background and Purpose This Department of Commerce (the Department) Source Code Policy is being issued to promote software code reuse by making custom-developed Federal source code available across the Department and to other Federal agencies. It supports the requirements of OMB Memorandum M-16-21, “Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and...

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IT policy archive

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Governance Board Participation by the CIO

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Developer resources

The Department of the Commerce is committed to the President's Open Government Initiative and has submitted high value datasets in support of the Open Government Directive. These datasets span a wide range of functions of Commerce and represent areas of continuing interest by our stakeholders.

Digital strategy

The Digital Government Strategy complements several initiatives aimed at building a 21st-century government that works better for the American people.