Timeline of the Office of the Chief Information Officer/Information and Technology Branch

Key dates in the evolution of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Information and Technology Branch.

2001

  • September 11: Terror attacks against the U.S. in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, PA.
    November 1:  Congress approved establishment of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO); Director named Bob Dies as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO).

2002

  • July 2: Director named Darwin John as CIO.

2003

  • May 3: Director named Wilson Lowery as Acting CIO.
  • December 3: Director named Zalmai Azmi as Acting CIO

2004

  • May 4: Director named Zalmai Azmi as CIO
  • June 4: IT Services Division, Office of Program Management, and Office of IT Policy and Planning established.
  • July 4: Information Resources Division renamed IT Operations Division
  • July 4: Congress approved reorganization of the OCIO

2005

  • May 5: First Deputy Chief Information Officer established
  • September 5: IT Utilities placed under CIO

2006

  • July 6: OCIO designated as an FBI branch.

2007

  • January 7: Second DCIO established
  • August 7: Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer established
  • September 7: Attorney General approved name change to Information and Technology Branch (ITB) and CIO to Executive Assistant Director

2008

  • March 8: Congress approved ITB name change.
  • April 8: Director announced ITB name change.
  • December 8: Director named Chad Fulgham as CIO.

2009

  • July 31: Formulated the Information Technology Strategic Plan, FY 2010-2015.

2010

  • May 10: Congress approved reorganization of ITB.

2012

  • August 22: Director named Jerome Pender CIO.

2014

  • September 15: Congress approved reorganization of ITB.