CIO

U.S. Army Chief Information Officer

Leaders

RESPONSIBILITIES

Chief Information Officer: The CIO is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Army responsible for exercising overall supervision for information management. This function includes information technology (IT) policy; Cloud and IT governance; and Information Resource Management, including Enterprise IT for worldwide Army operations, the Enterprise IT architecture, and Cyber Security policy, which includes cyber policy for networks.

VISION

A Digital Army of 2030 able to deliver overmatch through Joint Multi-Domain Operations leveraging innovative and transformative technologies.

FUNCTIONS

Cybersecurity - The Cybersecurity Directorate provides direction and guidance for cybersecurity policy, architecture, and resourcing to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and repudiation of Army data.

Architecture, Data, & Standards - The Architecture, Data, & Standards Directorate drives innovation and modernization across the Army by developing and maintaining an integrated enterprise architecture, propagating data and service standards, and applying comprehensive program management rigor to IT investments.

  • Architecture Division: Reimagining Army Enterprise Architecture
  • Data Integration Division: Enabling data-driven decision making at the speed of relevance and cataloging with the Army Data Catalog (ADC)
  • Standards and Compliance Division: Maximizing interoperability and integration among Army systems and applications

Policy, Resources, & Analysis - The Policy, Resources, & Analysis Directorate exercises legal, fiscal, and statutory authorities to achieve near-term and strategic CIO/G-6 objectives; and delivers CIO-focused governance, policy, human capital development, financial planning, programming and execution, bulk buying strategies, and portfolio management to execute and sustain LandWarNet and Network 2030.

Enterprise Cloud Management - The Enterprise Cloud Management Agency is a centralized resource to establish the cloud environment to synchronize and integrate cloud efforts across Army.

Enterprise Services - The Army's Enterprise Services Agency provides products and services in support of the Army, other military departments, the Joint Staff, OSD, AND other federal agencies for the Pentagon Community.

Army Analytics - The Army Analytics Group delivers analytical services to the Army for a broad cross-section of organizational operations and functions, with expertise in cybersecurity, information technology, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence modeling.

External Coverage

CIO References

Other Resources

CIO and DCS, G-6 Office of Emerging Technology - Industry Partner Engagement Requests

  • Contact: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-cio-g-6.mbx.office-of-emerging-technology@mail.mil

Career Program 34 (CP-34) Information Technology Management

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G-6 Information

Public Website: https://www.army.mil/g6

Army Priorities

The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, declared that people are his No. 1 priority. People, in concert with the priorities of readiness, modernization and reform ensure the Army is ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition.

People

Our Army's people are our greatest strength and our most important weapon system. Our people are our Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Soldiers for Life (retirees, and veterans). We must take care of our people and treat each other with dignity and respect. It is our people who will deliver on our readiness, modernization and reform efforts.

Readiness

Army leaders have a sacred obligation to build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit that can win on any battlefield. Cohesive teams drive tactical to strategic readiness and enable dynamic force employment. We must be ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition.

Modernization

The 2018 National Defense Strategy directs the Army to shift focus from irregular warfare to great power competition. We are at a critical inflection point and we must aggressively pursue the Army's modernization efforts in order to maintain our competitive edge. Modernization must include developing the multi-domain operations concept at echelon, delivering the six modernization priorities, and implementing a 21st Century talent management system.

Reform

We cannot be an Industrial Age Army in the Information Age. We must transform all linear industrial age processes to be more effective, protect our resources, and make better decisions. We must be the Army of tomorrow, today.

Project Quantum Leap (segment starts at 35:19)

At 35: 19 of this interview with Fedscoop's Billy Mitchell in May 2020, Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford discusses Quantum Leap.

Project Quantum Leap

Problem Statement: Army’s IT workforce does not have the skills required to support emerging technologies nor the agility to develop and employ talent to meet changing requirements

Goal: Re-code, re-skill and up-skill 1,000 existing IT positions between now and Fiscal Year 2023.

Thesis:

  • In order to rapidly acquire the talent required to meet technical demands, we must “Re-Imagine” not only the Workforce of the Future but also how we get there.
  • Academia as a marketplace is changing and so should we.
  • Intent is to transition from a focus on “Certifications” to a focus on “Skills” by leveraging non-traditional means to Up-skill and Re-skill the workforce, like nano degrees and venture capitalist supported on-line training.

Careers & Jobs

About the Enterprise Cloud Management Agency

At the direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA) provides oversight for all Army cloud processes and activities. For more information, please visit the Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA).

Leaders

  • Mr. Wil Caldero
    Director, Architecture, Data, and Standards
    Mr. Wil Caldero
  • Dr. Gregory Smoots
    Acting Deputy Director, Architecture, Data, and Standards
    Dr. Gregory Smoots
  • Mr. George Woodard
    Architecture Division
    Mr. George Woodard
  • Mr. Alfred Hull
    Data Integration Division
    Mr. Alfred Hull
  • LTC Adam Loutzenhiser
    Acting Standards and Compliance Division
    LTC Adam Loutzenhiser

Architecture, Data and Standards (ADS) Directorate

The ADS Directorate drives innovation and modernization across the Army by developing and maintaining an integrated enterprise architecture, propagating data and service standards and applying comprehensive program management rigor to IT investments.

ADS Divisions

  • We focus on structuring the enterprise architecture capability to be adaptive, service-based, and responsive to stakeholder priorities; establishing an Enterprise Decision Analytics Framework (EDAF)/Enterprise Architecture (EA) to provide an end-to-end view of the enterprise; and employing a shared governance model to promote standardization and interoperability.

  • We provide data policy and guidance across the U.S. Army mission areas by developing the Data and Analytics Strategy, which establishes the framework for managing data as a strategic asset and addresses strategic approaches specific to human capital, culture, and other foundational elements necessary for success.

  • We provide IT standards as a service to the Army enterprise and are modernizing our tools and technologies to enable easy access to approved IT standards, offer technical guidance, and ensure compliance.

Services

  • What is ADC?

    The Army Data Catalog, ADC, is the Army’s single, centralized data catalog that functions as the metadata repository of authoritative data sources Army-wide. This means that ADC contains data about data or metadata. It does not actually contain the data from data sources, but all the metadata from Army data sources are registered and captured within ADC.

    • THE Army Authoritative Source for Authoritative Data Sources, enabling a data-centric Army
    • A metadata management and data cataloging platform based on the COTS tool Data Governance Center (DGC)

    Why is ADC relevant to you?

    ADC is the resource for any type of data consumer (data analysts, data scientists, system developers, incidental answer-seekers) ​to discover what data is where, the details of that data, and how to access that data.

    ADC is the first stop on any journey that requires data.

    It is a cloud based interactive electronic registry that allows for users like Functional Domain Managers (FDM), data managers, and data stewards to register their metadata for the Army’s authoritative data sources, data sets, and APIs.

    • The Army Enterprise solution for registering and cataloging data sources and their metadata and datasets and APIs in support of integration and analytics
    • The centralized resource for discovering data sources and data sets, determining their authoritativeness and for accessing their descriptive metadata. The registration of data in a single centralized location will improve data discovery of Army data sources and enable the development, integration, and maintenance of the Army’s most critical data assets.

    DGC enables data product documentation, governance, and discovery to accelerate and facilitate data management and analytics.

    ADC content consumers include developers, architects, designers, and/or creators of a system who will use ADC to search for authoritative data that can be used in their system development project. Other consumers include data practitioners, analysts, and business stakeholders searching for data to support an analytic effort.

    What are the Goals for ADC?

    DoD wide there are a lot of disparate and isolated data sources. This limits data sharing and hinders the ability to quickly make informed decisions across the different mission areas and army organizations. By allowing users to find data all in one place, one of the key benefits of ADC is that it reduces the time and effort associated with finding the right data sources, learning about the quality of the data, and learning how to gain access to the data. Ultimately helping to improve decision making.

    • To reduce the time and effort required to determine the appropriate data source or data set for a given problem, to ascertain whether the data is of adequate quality and to gain access to the data
    • Enable data lifecycle management
    • Provide Army-wide IT System Metadata Management and provide visibility into Army data assets for effective use and reuse.
    • ADC also aims to be the system of record for identifying, understanding, and making data Visible, Accessible, Understandable, Linked, Trusted, Interoperable, and Secure (VAULTIS).
    • Enable/Automate Data Standards Cataloging, Analytics, Compliance and Governance
    • Enable expanded Portfolio Management

    When data owners, decision makers, and data stewards come into ADC, they will be able to find, understand, and user their data and its associated metadata. They will achieve faster results and make better decisions.

    Who controls the data within ADC?

    Army Data Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities (Fiscal Year 2024) dated 20240402:

    • Establishes the CDAO as responsible for running the processes for meeting the Army's data product and data mesh needs
    • Establishes the roles of the Mission Area Data Officers (MADO), Data Stewards (DS), and Functional Data Managers (FDM), within in each Mission Area and domain therein
    • Establishes the role of a Command Chief Data and Analytics Officer (C2DAO) within a command lead
    • Establishes ADC as the registry for all Army authoritative data
    • Assigns MADO executive responsibility for governance and management of data and analytics within a mission area
    • Defines DSs as responsible for overseeing data management policy across their functional area or domain
    • Defines FDMs as designated to be the authority to control, manage and provide access to data, within assigned scope of responsibility
    • Defines C2DAOs as responsible for leading data and analytics management activity within the command
    • Establishes data related responsibilities of system owners

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  • We provide an EDAF/EA to enable an end-to-end view of the enterprise and ensure synchronized and coordinated processes to achieve the Army vision. We provide architecture tools, a model repository, a library of documents to assist architects, and more.

    Impact:

    • Integrated cross-portfolio visibility

    • Improved efficiencies

    • Reduced costs

    • Improved acquisition outcomes and

    • Investment decisions

    • Increased transparency and traceability

  • We provide a one-stop knowledge shop for all Army IT Standards-related needs. We offer information on DoD IT Standards Registry (DISR)-related processes, standard operating procedures, related policies, and more.

    Impact:

    • Increased standards and compliance visibility

    • Modernized processes and tools

    • Increased efficiency through automation

    • Improved user experience

Resources

Leaders

  • Ms. Carrie A. McVicker
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE SERVICES AGENCY
    Ms. Carrie A. McVicker
  • Ms. Christine A. Hasselius
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE SERVICES AGENCY
    Ms. Christine A. Hasselius
  • Mr. Perry C. Clark
    Director, Army Publishing Directorate
    Mr. Perry C. Clark
  • Mr. Michael VanDriel
    Director, Army Declassification Directorate
    Mr. Michael VanDriel
  • Ms. Joyce Luton
    Director, Army Records Management Directorate
    Ms. Joyce Luton
  • Ms. Shariha N. Garrett
    ACTING DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPLIANCE DIRECTORATE
    Ms. Shariha N. Garrett

Enterprise Services Agency Mission

The Army Enterprise Services Agency (ESA) provides oversight and support to the Army Publishing, Army Records Management, Army Declassifications, and Information Technology and Compliance missions. Supports the development, implementation, and coordination of comprehensive programs in the areas of Army Publishing (Publications and Forms Management); Records Management; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Privacy and Civil Liberties; Information Collections; Document Declassification; and 508 Compliance. ESA also serves as the Executive Agent for the Army on behalf of the Department of Defense to ensure proper protection of NATO classified information by all U.S. Government Sub-Registries worldwide.

Army Declassification Directorate (ADD)

Provides management and oversight of the Army’s Automatic, Systematic and Mandatory Declassification programs IAW Executive Order 13526. Ensures all Army classified records are properly reviewed for declassification and sensitive information is safeguarded against inadvertent release. Provides management and oversight of the Central U.S. Registry (CUSR) worldwide mission to protect NATO classified information by ensuring all U.S. Government Sub-Registries properly handle and safeguard NATO information.

ADD Divisions

  • ADA reviews Army classified records as mandated by Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13526, as well as sensitive documents related to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), to protect them from being inadvertently released to terrorists. Army Declassification Directorate represents the Army on numerous intergovernmental/interagency working groups (including CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, DOS, DOE, NARA, and OSD), which meet to discuss and identify better ways of protecting National Security Information (NSI) from inadvertent disclosure. This is a Secretary of the Army delegated mission.

    ADA is also responsible for processing Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests submitted to the Army. For more information on submitting a request, please see below.

    TYPES OF MDR

    To request Army records with unknown originator and less than 25 years old, submit the MDR request to:

    US Army Declassification Directorate

    ATTN: Army Declassification Activity

    Building 1458, Suite 1NW6305

    9301 Chapek Road

    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5605

    Email: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-cio.mbx.add-records-declassification@army.mil

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    To request Army records 25 years old or older, submit the MDR request to:

    National Archives and Records Administration

    Chief, Special Access/FOIA Staff (NWCTF)

    8601 Adelphi Road

    College Park, MD 20740- 6001

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    To request records held by a Presidential Library, submit the MDR request to the appropriate library.

    Presidential LibraryISOO

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    To request records held by other Agencies, see the list in the Federal Register indicating to which person or office the MDR request should be submitted.

    Federal RegisterISOO

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    To request an MDR appeal for a denial from the Army, address request to:

    Department of the Army

    Office of the General Counsel

    104 Army Pentagon

    Washington, DC 20310-0104

    Request a MDR administrative appeal denial

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    To request specific unit records that are 25 years old and older stored at the National Archives and Records Administration through MDR or FOIA contact:

    National Archives and Records Administration

    Chief, Special Access/FOIA Staff (NWCTF)

    8601 Adelphi Road

    College Park, MD 20740-6001

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    To request personnel files of discharged military service members, contact:

    National Personnel Records Center

    1 Archives Drive

    St. Louis, MO 63138

    Telephone: 1-314-801-0800

    Veterans' Service Records

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    To request active duty personnel files, active National Guard and Army Reserve and National Guard not on active duty contact:

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command

    ATTN: AHRC-PDR-VIB

    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept 420

    Fort Knox, KY 40122-5402

    Telephone: 1-888-276-9472

    Army Human Resources Command

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    To request personnel records of former Federal Civilian Employees for the period 1850-1951, contact:

    National Archives and Records Administration

    ATTN: Archival Programs

    P.O. Box 38757

    St. Louis, MO 63138

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    To request personnel records of former Federal Civilian Employees contact:

    National Personnel Records Center Annex

    1411 Boulder Boulevard

    Valmeyer, IL 62295

    Civilian Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

  • NATO has determined that every member nation will maintain a “Central Registry” that will be the primary point of contact for all NATO classified information for their country. The Central United States Registry (CUSR) provides Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) and document security oversight to all NATO affiliated agencies and organizations within the United States. Information is distributed through a "Registry System" where sub-Registries and subordinate control points control NATO information. NATO information is requested from the Central Registry, where it is carefully processed and marked before distribution within the registry system. U.S. responsibility is delegated from the Secretary of Defense down to the Secretary of the Army, thus establishing the CUSR under the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. The CUSR resides within the Army Declassification Directorate.

    The CUSR maintains both classified and unclassified websites. They provide access to NATO security documents, updates on the security of NATO information, and a profile of the CUSR in accordance with United States Security Authority for NATO Affairs Instruction (USSAN 1-07), para 1.6.

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Army Publishing Directorate

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) supports readiness as the Army’s centralized departmental publications and forms management organization. APD authenticates, publishes, indexes, and manages Department of the Army publications and forms to ensure that Army policy is current, that it can be developed or revised quickly, and is readily accessible on the APD website. APD provides Army publishing operational oversight of Management Decision Executive Package - MU1P (Army-wide Publishing) for the Army Program Objective Memorandum process.

Army Publishing Directorate Services

  • This service is provided by the Former OAA Services Now Provided by CIO, G1, or MDW

    Provides prompt high quality Army-wide customer support regarding Army publishing matters and navigation of the Army Publishing Directorate’s website. Assists customers in obtaining Army publications and answers customer inquiries.

  • The Department of Army Publishing Index (DAPI) located on the Army Publishing Directorate's website (https://armypubs.army.mil) provides access to all Army-wide publications and forms, as well as the Consolidated Index of Publications & Forms (Search). The Search contains record data of current and obsolete departmental publications and blank forms published by the Army.

  • Manages the life cycle of a form (cradle to grave) and provides a consolidated index of all authenticated departmental forms to Department of the Army proponents/customers/users via the Web.

  • Provides authenticated departmental publishing and editorial services to Army-wide proponents/users/customers. Provides a consolidated index of all departmental publications via the Web and provides administrative publications in searchable PDF for easy search and retrieval. Provides policy oversight of AR 25-30, Army Publishing Program and DA Pamphlet 25-40, Army Publishing Program Procedures. Provides training on the publishing and editorial process.

ARMY RECORDS MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE (ARMD)

The Army Records Management Directorate (ARMD) provides global oversight, guidance, and direction of the Army’s interrelated records management programs including the Army Records Management (RM), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy and Civil Liberties (PCL), Army Information Collections (IC), and the Office for Unit Records Response (OURR). ARMD programs policies and procedures supports Army readiness and modernization efforts.

ARMD Divisions

  • The Records Management Office supports the Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) as the functional proponent for Army records and information management.  Records Management provides policy guidance to ensure that statutory requirements established by Congress (e.g., USC 44, 36 CFR) are complied with during the collection and preservation of Army records. Records Management supports the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archivist and operation of the Army Records Management Information System (ARIMS), which is the Army's official worldwide web-based system responsible for archiving the Army’s official records, including e-mail.

    Army Records Management Point of Contact: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-oaa-ahs.mbx.rmda-army-addresses@army.mil

    National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Records Management Guidance and Training

    NARA Federal Agency Records Officers

    Related Links

    To request U.S. Army unit histories, write to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at College Park, ATTN: Archives II Textual Reference Branch (NNR2), Room 2600, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740

    To obtain a copy of your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), write the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63138. Your OMPF will provide medical records, unit assignments, DD214 forms, and orders of personnel actions such as promotions and awards/commendation.

    To obtain information concerning your individual awards, write to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, KNOX-HRC-PDP, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Ft. Knox, KY 40122 or call them at (502) 613-9126

    To obtain records pertaining to Radio Research Unit records, write to the Commander U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, ATTN: IAOPS-HIST, Building 2444, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-5370

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    ARIMS Training CAC enabled

    Army Capstone Officials Tracking Database (CAPSTONE) CAC enabled

  • The Information Collections Office oversees the management, control, approval processing, and tracking of all Army-related Internal Surveys, DoD Internal (Multi-Service), and Public Information Collections that require a Survey Control Number, Records Control Symbol and Office of Management and Budget control number.

    The OURR Office, formerly Joint Services Records Research Center, conducts research of held and maintained Army unit records related to Army Veteran's disability claims for compensation. OURR provides responsive Army unit records to the Department of Veterans Affairs Records Research Center when the Army holds and maintains those records. These records provide essential information to Veterans organizations, individual Veterans and families, Veterans' representatives, and Congressional staffers.

    Information Collections Point of Contact: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-rmd.mbx.information-collections-certificatio@army.mil

    The OURR Office, formerly Joint Services Records Research Center, conducts research of held and maintained Army unit records related to Army Veteran's disability claims for compensation.

    Office for Unit Records Response Point of Contact: usarmy.belvoir.hqda.mbx.rmda-ourr-va@army.mil

    U.S. Army Office for Unit Records Response

    9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458

    Room NW5708

    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5605

  • The Privacy and Civil Liberties Office implements the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Privacy Act and Civil Liberties programs through advice, monitoring, official reporting, and training. The Privacy Act office provides HQDA level policy and program guidance to Army privacy officials worldwide. The Director, Army Records Management Directorate, advises the Component Senior Official on privacy matters.

    The Freedom of Information (FOIA) Office implements the Chief Information Officer (CIO) HQDA level policy and program guidance to more than 400 Army offices worldwide. The Director, Army Records Management Directorates, advises the CIO on FOIA matters.

Privacy and Civil Liberties Office

  • The Privacy and Civil Liberties Office is responsible for management oversight of the Army-wide implementation of the Privacy Act (PA), Civil Liberties programs in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sect. 552a, Public Law 106-554 and Public Law 110-53. The Office implements the laws, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Defense (DoD) guidance regarding the programs and ensures the requirements of the programs are fulfilled. This Privacy office is also responsible for allowing individuals to access and amend Privacy records, when appropriate, coordination and publishing of PA System of Records Notices, as well as handling receipt and reporting of personally identifiable information (PII) incidents. In addition, the PA Office reviews agency forms and regulations for PA compliance. Civil liberties are the fundamental rights and freedom protected by the Constitution of the United States. This includes drafting Army policy, developing training mechanisms for senior leadership, managers/supervisors, and the workforce, establishing complaint procedures, and reporting quarterly to the Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division (DPCLTD).

    The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. § 552a

    The purpose of the Privacy Act is to balance the government's need to maintain information about individuals with the rights of individuals to be protected against unwarranted invasions of their privacy stemming from federal agencies’ collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information about them.

    The Privacy Act focuses on four basic guidelines:

    1.   To restrict disclosure of personally identifiable records maintained by agencies.

    2.   To grant individuals increased rights of access to agency records maintained on themselves.

    3.   To grant individuals the right to seek amendment of agency records maintained on themselves upon a showing that the records are not accurate, relevant, timely or complete.

    4.   To establish a code of "fair information practices" which requires agencies to comply with statutory norms for collection, maintenance, and dissemination or records.

    Privacy and Civil Liberties Point of Contact: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-oaa-ahs.mbx.rmda-foia-privacy-alert@army.mil

    Ms. Carrie A. McVicker Executive Director, US Army Enterprise Services Agency, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of the Army Senior Component Official for Privacy (SCOP)

    Related Links:

    Additional Privacy information: Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division

    Additional information reference Civil Liberties: Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division (DPCLTD).

    DoD Privacy and Civil Liberties Reports

    DoD System of Records Notices (SORN)

    Army Approved SORNs

    DOD Privacy Training

    Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties

    Additional Privacy information: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

    Agencies Privacy POCs: DOD Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP), Components, and Federal

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  • Privacy and Civil Liberties Complaints

    Privacy Complaints

    You can send a Privacy Act request to the U.S. Army Freedom of Information Act Office, 9301 Chapek Rd. Bldg 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5605. Requests can also be sent electronically by Email: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-oaa-ahs.mbx.rmda-foia@army.mil

    Civil Liberties Complaints

    Bill of Rights

    File a Complaint

    The Office of The Inspector General (OTIG) website makes it convenient to file a complaint.

    Contact your local or nearest Inspector General Office to initiate a request for assistance or to file a complaint because that office is in the best position to efficiently resolve complaints.

    View a list of Inspector General (non-Army) branch websites, and related links.

Freedom of Information Act Office

  • The Freedom of Information Act Office is responsible for management oversight of the Army-wide implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554. The office implements the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Defense (DoD) guidance regarding the FOIA and ensure the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13392 (Improving Agency Disclosure of Information) and the Action Plan are fulfilled. This office is also responsible for the Army's annual FOIA report, providing guidance, procedures for Army activities regarding information release and protection of Army information. See Army FOIA Library.

    Contact Information

    Please note that this office is not a repository for documents maintained or released by the Department of the Army. Requests received in this office will be forwarded to the activity that has the responsibility for the subject matter requested.

    You may submit your FOIA request either by email or standard mail:

    FOIA Point of Contact: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-esa.mbx.rmda-foia@army.mil

    U.S. Army Freedom of Information Act Office

    Records Management Directorate

    9301 Chapek Rd. Bldg 1458

    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5605

    Submit a FOIA Request

    FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC)

    To receive additional information pertaining to the response to your FOIA request, or to learn the status of your pending FOIA request, please contact the Requester Service Center (RSC), as shown on the FOIA Links page, with responsibility over the area to which you submitted your request.

    FOIA Public Liaison Officer (PLO)

    Serves as supervisory official to whom you may raise concerns about the service you have received from a FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC), following an initial response to you from the Center staff. Please contact the PLO if you have concerns about information you have received about your FOIA request after contacting the appropriate RSC.

    FOIA Training

    1. DoD FOIA Training
    2. DoJ FOIA Training

Information Technology and Compliance Directorate

Information Technology and Compliance Directorate (ITCD) provides, oversight, direction, and management of the Army’s accessibility to information and communication technology requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Provides management and oversight for Enterprise Services Agency (ESA) Information Technology (IT) centralized services in support of Records Management, Army Declassification, and Army Publishing mission areas.

Leaders

Policy, Resources & Analysis Directorate Mission

Exercise fiscal, legal, & statutory authorities to achieve near-term & strategic CIO objectives in support of Army priorities PRA delivers CIO-focused compliance, governance, policy, Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE), audit remediation, procurement strategies, and Portfolio Management in support of the Army’s Digital Transformation Strategy.

PRA Divisions

  • CIO and G-6 structure to prioritize requirements and resources to meet Unified Network Objectives(UNO) (SAIS-PRP)

  • Process improvement effort to gain and maintain lifecycle management information of digital investments (SAIS-PRR)

  • Lead Army effort to remediate financial systems IT General Control and Internal Use Software audit issues (SAIS-PRP)

  • Policy Proponent for all CIO Army Regulations ensuring publications are accurate, current, and comply with Army Publication Program requirements (SAIS-PRP)

  • Secretariat for two GO/SES level CIO chaired forums – CIO Executive Board and the Army Digital Oversight Council (SAIS-PRP)

  • Implementation of Category Management(CM) to improve Army service contracting processes and supporting data analytics, and enable the Army to save time, money, and manpower for higher priorities

Services

  • Rewrite of Army’s overarching IT regulations and policies (SAIS-PRP)

  • Rewrite of AR 25-1 supporting pamphlet that includes (SAIS-PRP)

  • Statutory responsibility to submit the Army’s IT and Cyber budget to OSD (SAIS-PRR)

  • Establish an Army Enterprise Service Management (AESM) Solution

    • Acquire and implement an AESM solution across multiple Army networks and tactical mission areas
    • AESM solution will provide capabilities for operations management, software and hardware asset management which allows for visibility of the networks to determine location and utilization of both software & hardware.

Leaders

  • Major General Jan Norris
    DIRECTOR, CYBERSECURITY
    Major General Jan Norris
  • Mr. Nathan Colodney
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CYBERSECURITY
    Mr. Nathan Colodney

Cybersecurity Directorate Mission

Develop and maintain an Army's Cybersecurity Program that addresses risk identification, vulnerability and threat reduction, effective mitigation, and enhanced training and awareness to enable positive cybersecurity outcomes.

CSD Divisions

    • Review and refine CSD’s contractor support requirements
    • HR/Manpower (Training, financial, Upskilling, PD, TDA, etc.)
    • Zero Trust Architecture
    • Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)
    • Cybersecurity Policies
    • Cybersecurity Strategies (e.g. Army and Operational Technology)
    • Program Cybersecurity Strategies (CSS) (Clinger-Cohen Act)
    • Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign and Forum
    • Capability Programming Guidance Compliance
    • Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA)
    • DoD CIO Cybersecurity Hardening Scorecard
    • Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
    • Communications Security (COMSEC)
    • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Authorizing Official (AO)
    • Section 508 Program 
    • Cloud Cybersecurity

Services

  • Zero Trust (Strategy and Oversight, Army ZT Working Group)
  • FY20 NDAA Section 1652 Zero Based Review
  • CAM (Capabilities, Financial Audit NFRs, Automated Account Provisioning, Requirement Definition Package, Funding, Governance)
  • Cybersecurity Polices (e.g. AR 25-2)
  • Section 508 Program
  • FISMA and Privacy Management Report
  • FISMA Dashboard
  • Cybersecurity Reform (AO Alignment)
  • SCRM Baseline Assessment
  • Cybersecurity Hardening Scorecard
  • COMSEC (Cryptographic Modernization and Key Management Infrastructure)

LEADERS

  • Mr. Daniel Jensen
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ARMY ANALYTICS GROUP
    Mr. Daniel Jensen
  • Mr. Ed Loewen
    DEPUTY DIRECTORY, ARMY ANALYTICS GROUP
    Mr. Ed Loewen

ARMY ANALYTICS GROUP MISSION

The Army Analytics Group (AAG) is to provides analytical services for the Army's senior leadership and innovative application/data integration across the Enterprise.

AAG DIVISIONS

    1. Provide information environments on the DOD NIPRnet and SIPRnet for Army Headquarters and Army Commands for the purpose of correcting, upgrading, and securing technology systems and data based on findings from analysis.
    2. Provide advisory and operations support supported projects for Department of the Army projects and coordinate with other DoD organizations for collaborative lessons learned.
    3. Provide direct resources for platform as a service and software as a service application needs.
    4. Provide IT program management, and Cyber Security compliance facilitation. Support includes initial information system security management, application hardening and authorization support.
    1. Provide data positioning and conditioning support for Chief Data Analytics Officer (CDAO) approved projects in Army and Defense data platforms.
    2. Provide facilitation on data use agreements supporting CDAO approved projects.
    3. Provide validation of analytics products for CDAO approved projects.
    4. Provide Machine Learning and Deep Learning operational deployment assurance reviews.
  • Research Facilitation Laboratory (RFL) is focused on supporting Army leadership by supplying them with rapid solutions primarily in the Personnel Data domain. RFL provides an integrated environment for research/analysis and for developing, and hosting, enterprise analytics applications that significantly enhances access to manpower, personnel, medical and other relevant human domain data.

    1. Provide advisory and software lifecycle support for software development efforts executed by the Regular Army, Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and U.S. Army Reserve.
    2. Provide advisory support for software developed or acquired outside of the formal acquisition processes by Army Commands (ACOMs), Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs), Direct Reporting Units (DRUs), or other Army organizations.
    3. Provide advisory support for to ACOMs, ASCCs and DRUs for requirements development, RFIs, RFPs, source selection criteria, contracts and agreements pertaining to those software development efforts.
    4. Provide technical assessments of the software development efforts to include software architectures reviews and recommendations, evaluate software development progress and contracting evaluations before execution.
    5. Provide advisory recommendations for if and/or when a software development effort should become an Acquisition Program of Record.
    6. Provide advisory support for Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software purchases.