About the OCIO

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) includes eight departments and functions that directly report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (AVC-IT & CIO). These reporting units include more than 330 staff and 30 student employees. The AVC-IT & CIO directly manages an operating budget of approximately $55 million which includes about $35 million of recharge revenue, and $1-2 million in grants and contracts.

The AVC-IT & CIO is responsible for the strategic oversight of campus-wide information technology (IT). A member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and reporting dually to the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost (EVCP) and the Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance (VCAF), the AVC-IT & CIO leads the campus-wide IT planning effort. The AVC-IT & CIO chairs the campus Information Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) which includes both solid and dotted line reporting relationships. This role involves sponsoring IT committees and collaborating with IT service units across campus in support of UC Berkeley's mission of instruction, research, and public service.

OCIO Areas of Responsibility

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Campus IT Action Plan

The OCIO serves as primary owner of the Campus IT Action Plan which outlines many of the strategic initiatives we are undertaking across campus to solve real problems for our faculty, staff, and students.

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Information Security

The OCIO provides policy and security oversight for institutional information and campus IT resources through the Information Security and Policy department, providing a structured approach to information risk management for the campus.

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Communications

Our OCIO Communications team facilitates multiple channels of communication and information sharing among the campus IT consumers, providers, and strategic planners, to promote effective uses of technology for teaching, research, and public service.

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Research Information Technologies

Research IT (RIT) provides research computing technologies, consulting, and community for the Berkeley campus. Our fundamental goal is to help campus faculty and students with their research by providing the best IT tools as inexpensively as possible.

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Financial Planning

The finance team supports OCIO/IST with budgeting, financial management, and review services. In addition this team provides HR and building management support for the organization.

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Strategic Technology Acquisition

Strategic Technology Acquisition enhances UC Berkeley's information technology environment at the enterprise level through the use of professional technology-acquisition practices. We focus on strategic technologies, products, and vendors, which are those deemed critical to carrying out UC Berkeley's mission of instruction, research, and public service. We provide direct support to campus managerial staff who are responsible for strategic technology implementations, work closely with Procurement Services, and maintain ongoing contacts with major technology vendors.

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IST Division

The OCIO provides global oversight of campus IT environments plus develops and disseminates technology standards, practices, and architecture through the Information Services and Technology (IST) division. IST is the operational arm of the CIO’s team and UC Berkeley’s central IT service organization providing IT services, systems, and support to a diverse group of campus and UC system stakeholders.

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Technology Program Office

The Technology Program Office plans, fosters, and coordinates IT projects that serve the needs of the campus community, provides expert project management for campus-wide technology implementation, and brings together people and resources to create innovative ways to apply technology to support the campus mission.

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IT Governance

IT Governance plans, supports, and advances the IT governance model and processes at UC Berkeley. The team works with campus entities to ensure that campus demand and strategic priorities are understood and that campus IT investment aligns with campus IT need.