[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Pages 67471-67472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28301]



[Docket No. FR-5547-D-01]

Delegation Authority for the Office of the Chief Information 

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of Delegation of Authority.


SUMMARY: Through this notice, the Secretary of HUD delegates to the 
Chief Information Officer (CIO) all authority and responsibility for 
the Department's information technology (IT) and authority to serve as 
the Department's Senior Information Technology Executive.

DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Galbreath, Deputy Chief 
Information Officer for Cyber Security and Privacy, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 4164, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 
708-0306 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number by calling the toll-free 
Federal Relay Service at 1-(800) 877-8339.


Section A. Authority

    The Secretary of HUD hereby delegates to the CIO responsibility for 
the management of the Department's information technology resources. In 
carrying out such duties and responsibilities, the CIO shall be 
responsible for meeting the requirements of Section 5125 of the 
Clinger-Cohen Act (40 U.S.C. 11315), which established the position of 
the Chief Information Officer. Additional responsibilities of the CIO 
derive from the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506), the 
Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(a)), and the E-Government Act of 
2002. The CIO shall, among other duties;
    1. Ensure compliance by all HUD program offices with the prompt, 
efficient, and effective implementation of Information Resources 
Management responsibilities.
    2. Ensure compliance by all HUD program offices with the prompt, 
efficient, and effective reduction of information collection burdens on 
the public.
    3. Provide advice and other assistance to the Secretary of HUD and 
other senior management personnel of HUD to ensure that information 
technology (IT) is acquired and information resources are managed 
effectively and efficiently.
    4. Manage the Department's Privacy Act and Computer Matching 
Programs, particularly ensuring that personally identifiable 
information collected by HUD is used and maintained according to the 
provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
    5. Promote the effective and efficient design and operation of all 
major IT processes for HUD, including improvements to work processes of 
the Department. Monitor and evaluate the performance of IT programs of 
HUD based on applicable performance measurements, and advise the 
Secretary of HUD and IT Governance/Oversight Boards regarding whether 
to continue, modify, or terminate a program or project.
    6. Serve as a member of the executive branch Chief Information 
Officers Council, participate in its functions, and monitor the 
Department's implementation of IT standards promulgated by the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    7. Serve as a representative to the Interagency Committee on 
Government Information established under Section 207(c) of the E-
Government Act.
    8. Perform any additional duties that are assigned to the CIO by 
applicable law, including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations and circulars.
    9. Consistent with the roles and responsibilities of IT Governance/
Oversight Boards, design, implement, and maintain HUD process for 
maximizing the value and assessing and managing the risks of IT 
acquisitions, in accordance with Section 5122 of the Clinger-Cohen Act.
    10. Monitor the Department's compliance with the policies, 
procedures, and guidance in OMB Circular A-130 (or equivalent 
guidance), and recommend or take appropriate corrective action in 
instances of failures to comply and, as required by the Circular, 
report to the OMB Director.
    11. To meet the objectives of the Government Paperwork Elimination 
Act (Pub. L. 105-277), the CIO must ensure that the Department's 
methods for use and acceptance of electronic signatures are compatible 
with the relevant policies and procedures issued by the OMB Director.
    12. The CIO will work with the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and 
the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to ensure that a publicly 
accessible HUD Web site includes all information required to be 
published in the Federal Register under paragraphs (1) and (2) of 
Section 552(a) of Title 5 of the United States Code (Freedom of 
Information Act).
    13. In consultation with OMB, OGC, and other agencies, as 
appropriate, the CIO will coordinate with the appropriate HUD offices 
to ensure that the Department implements Sections 206(c) and 206(d) of 
the E-Government Act (electronic rulemaking submissions and electronic 
    14. To ensure that the Department carries out the E-Government 
Act's requirements for privacy impact analyses, as well as related OMB 
policies and guidance, the CIO will:
    (a) In coordination with OGC, oversee the Department's preparation 
of privacy impact assessments;
    (b) Ensure that HUD privacy impact assessments are provided to OMB 
for each information system for which funding is requested; and
    (c) In coordination with OGC and OPA, ensure that, if practicable 
and appropriate, HUD privacy impact assessments are made available to 
the public.
    15. The CIO will have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the 
Department fulfills its responsibilities under Title III of the E-
Government Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act, by:
    (a) Consistent with 44 U.S.C. 3544, designating a senior Department 
official who will report to the CIO and have responsibility for 
departmentwide information security as his or her primary duty, 
including the following responsibilities:
    (b) Developing and maintaining an OMB-approved departmentwide 
information security program consistent with the requirements of 44 
U.S.C. 3544(b), 44 U.S.C. 3543, and 40 U.S.C. 11331.
    16. Consistent with Section 207(d) of the E-Government Act, the CIO 
will ensure that the Department complies with all OMB policies relating 
to the categorization of information.
    17. In coordination with OGC and OPA, the CIO will ensure that 
privacy notices posted on HUD Web sites

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comply with OMB guidance (see Section 208(c) of the E-Government Act).

Section B. Authority Excepted

    The authority delegated in this document does not include the 
authority to sue or be sued or to issue or waive regulations.

Section C. Authority To Redelegate

    The CIO is authorized to redelegate to employees of HUD any of the 
authority delegated under Section A above.

Section D. Authority Superseded

    There are no previous redelegations of authority.
    The Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole 
or part, at any time.

    Authority: Section 7(d), Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)).

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
Shaun Donovan,
[FR Doc. 2011-28301 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]