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Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides Information Technology (IT) leadership, guidance, and support services that improve the Office of Justice Program's mission, management, and internal controls by delivering timely IT solutions to OJP, its constituency, and U.S. citizens.

OCIO consists of the following divisions:

  • Enterprise Application Development - Provides software business solutions through support and expertise in multiple capacities in the procurement, development, use, and maintenance of software applications and products that support the broad spectrum of business needs at the OJP; builds enterprise applications serving multiple OJP program and business offices.
  • Enterprise Architecture - Formulates, develops, and implements the enterprise architecture for the entire component of the OJP.
  • Enterprise Infrastructure and Engineering - Operates and manages a computer center serving the OJP; monitors systems and communications; delivers systems administration services; architecture and engineering support; provisioning of servers and storage infrastructure; disaster recovery, enterprise backup services; media management, facilities management; after-hours help desk.
  • Information Technology Security - Develops and maintains the Office of Justice Program’s information technology (IT) security program.
  • Policy and Planning - Formulates, implements, and maintains an IT financial management program and associated plan.
  • Program and Project Management - Leads project management for implementing IT projects using repeatable processes and procedures.

These divisions work together to assess grantee and OJP financial management policies, procedures, and practices, and to contribute to overall financial integrity and the achievement of OJP-wide goals and objectives.

Brian McGrath

OCIO Leadership

Brian McGrath
Chief Information Officer

About Brian

Brian McGrath joined the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) leadership team as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in July 2015. As the CIO, Mr. McGrath provides technical thought leadership, innovation and solution delivery in support of OJP's mission to advance justice and support communities.

Mr. McGrath previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Census Bureau from May 2009 to July 2015. During this time, the Census Bureau realized operational efficiencies, cost savings and agility through the transparent delivery of Shared Services to support the Census Bureau in fulfilling its mission as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Mr. McGrath's 30 year career began as a Probation & Parole Officer in New Jersey and with the Virginia Department of Corrections. From 1989 to 1999, he directed the Criminal Justice Information Systems for the City of Alexandria Va. During this time, he served on the Virginia State Bar, 5th District Disciplinary Committee and the Board of Directors of Offender Aid and Restoration. He traveled abroad with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative to provide technical assistance to the Russian Federation for the reinstitution of trial by jury. He subsequently served as the Assistant Director for Enterprise Solutions with the U.S. Department of Justice and from 2005 to 2009 as the Chief Information Officer for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Mr. McGrath holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and a fellow of the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management.

OCIO Contacts

OCIO Main Line: 202-305-9071
Grants Management System (GMS) Help Desk: 202-514-2024
OJP IT Service Desk: 202-307-0627

Date Created: January 7, 2020