Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Services for Agencies and Partners

Architecture, Engineering, and Operations

This division develops conceptual and to-be IT infrastructure and services related to networking, mobility, and unified communications. It uses architectural concepts to develop specific designs for implementing infrastructure, services, and enterprise-level solutions. The team is also responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the enterprise network services and network help functions.

Division Manager: Dan Crosson

Telecommunications Infrastructure Management and Governance (TIMG)

This division works with internal organizations and vendors to design and develop new, improved services for OCIO-ENS customers—including planned, comprehensive rollout strategies. This division also manages telecommunications billing and expenses, works with USDA agency telecommunications staff, and serves as the sponsoring organization for the USDA Technical Review Board for change control.

Division Manager: Vernelle Archer


As a support function, ENS Security works with vendors and other organizations to ensure the solutions USDA deploys are secure, scalable, reliable, and compliant with federal rules and regulations. This team also manages internal security for personnel, compliance, certification and accreditation, business continuity, and federal security programs.

Information Systems Security
Program Manager (ISSPM):
Meria Whitedove