The role of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is to provide the Federal Election Commission the computer support it needs to administer and enforce the campaign finance laws. Its mission is to ensure that all end users, agency employees and the public, are provided a stable and robust technology infrastructure which would allow them to have the functionality needed to perform their day to day responsibilities. This objective is met by the combined efforts of all branches within OCIO working together with the program and administrative offices of the Commission.
In 2003, when Alec Palmer joined the FEC he brought with him over 15 years of CIO and CTO experience. Mr. Palmer has provided technology vision and leadership to a range of senior management teams in a variety of industries, such as public service, hospitality, oil and gas, high-tech manufacturing, financial services, publishing, and healthcare.
In the capacity of a CIO, Mr. Palmer is responsible for leading and managing a complex Information Technology portfolio of people, infrastructure, systems, processes, and projects that support the strategic and tactical needs of the Commission. His responsibilities include IT policy, IT portfolio management and capital investment review, IT security and critical infrastructure protection, IT architecture, information quality, E-Government, information dissemination through the Next Generation Internet, and oversight of IT operations.
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