DATE: October 20, 2022

SUBJECT: Treasury Information Technology (IT) Programs

  1. PURPOSE. This Directive provides policies and assigns responsibilities for Treasury’s information resources management and information technology (IT) programs. This Directive authorizes the issuance of Treasury Directive Publication (TD P) 81-01, “Treasury Information Technology (IT) Programs.”
  2. SCOPE. This Directive applies to all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, including the Offices of Inspector General. The provisions of this Directive shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the Offices of Inspector General.
  3. POLICY. It is the policy of the Department of the Treasury to acquire and manage information technology in a manner that:
    1. best achieves the mission objectives identified by the Secretary in the Department's Strategic Plan and related directives;
    2. balances good stewardship of departmental resources while fostering the agile delivery of functionality;
    3. ensures that IT systems are aligned with each bureau, office or organization’s mission, justified in each entity’s strategic and capital planning processes, funded in each appropriate organization’s IT budgets, and managed as investments; and
    4. is consistent with relevant statutes, regulations, and policies issued by the Executive Office of the President and other oversight entities.
  4. DEFINITIONS. The following terms may be found in this policy or its associated Publications:
    1. Enterprise. Encompasses all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, including the offices of the inspectors general.
    2. Bureau Head (or equivalent). The individual responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of a particular bureau, office or organization. These individuals may have various titles (e.g., Commissioner, Under Secretary, Director), but are recognized as the head of that entity.
    3. Bureau CIO (or equivalent). The individual responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of a particular bureau, office or organization’s information technology. These individuals may have titles other than Bureau CIO (e.g., Director of IT), but are recognized as the head of IT for that entity.
    1. The Treasury Assistant Secretary for Management (ASM) serves as the senior Department official responsible for:
      1. 1) Reviewing and approving changes to policy to assess the impact of any changes on Treasury resources.
    2. In accordance with Treasury Order (TO) 102-10, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems (DASIS) is designated as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is charged with fulfilling all responsibilities of the CIO as specified by applicable statutory provisions, and policy direction issued by the Executive Office of the President. Consistent with TO 102-10, the CIO shall report directly to the Secretary with respect to matters within paragraph 2 of TO 102-10, and shall be organizationally responsible to the Assistant Secretary for Management.
      1. 1) In fulfilling the responsibilities of the CIO, the DASIS shall coordinate (as appropriate) all actions with:
        1. a) Bureau Heads (or equivalents) or their designees,
        2. b) Departmental policy offices as directed by the Secretary (or designee), and
        3. c) Departmental committees or boards as directed by the Secretary (or designee).
      2. 2) To provide specific guidance to Treasury Bureaus and Offices necessary to fulfill Departmental IT management responsibilities, the DASIS is authorized to publish TD P 81-01 identified in Paragraph 1 above. TD P 81-01 will be reviewed at least once a year. The DASIS will consult with Bureau Heads (or their designees) prior to publishing changes to TD P 81-01.
      3. 3) To facilitate department-wide adoption and execution of the guidelines established in TD P 81-01, the DASIS will:
        1. a) Chair a Treasury-wide CIO Council. This Council will review all updates to TD P 81-01 and will be held accountable for acquiring and managing information technology in accordance with the guidance the Publication contains.
        2. b) Establish other governance bodies and processes as appropriate.
        3. c) Authorize more detailed reviews of investments/ projects, as well as arrange accountability reviews of IT programs that are not meeting desired outcomes.
      4. 4) To inform decision-making and direction-setting regarding Treasury’s IT Programs and capabilities, the DASIS shall collect, aggregate, analyze and share data as appropriate and relevant regarding IT investments, IT acquisitions and overall IT performance.
      5. 5) To help ensure interoperability both within and external to Treasury, to maintain the security of Treasury’s IT platforms, and to best enable future transitions to centralized shared services, the DASIS shall identify and develop standards for Treasury-wide adoption.
    3. Bureau heads are responsible for:
      1. 1) managing IT consistent with this Directive and the guidance contained within TD P 81-01;
      2. 2) collaborating with the Department’s CIO on Department-wide IT management initiatives and objectives; and
      3. 3) designating an executive level official to serve as the Bureau’s CIO (or equivalent) for the purpose of serving as that entity’s primary liaison with the Department CIO.
  6. PROCEDURES. Please see TD P 81-01 for additional procedural information. TD P 81-01 is accessible on the Treasury Intranet.
    1. Treasury Order 101-05, “Reporting Relationships and Supervision of Officials, Offices and Bureaus, and Delegation of Certain Authority in the Department of the Treasury.”
    2. Treasury Order 102-10, "Designation of Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Treasury.”
    3. 40 USC Chapter 113, Subchapters II and III (11311, et seq. and 11331).
    4. 44 USC Chapters 35 and 36 (3501, et seq. and 3601, et seq.).
    5. Public Law 107-347, E-Government Act of 2002, as amended.
    6. OMB Circular A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources.
    7. OMB Circular A-11, Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget.
    8. The enhanced Chief Information Officer management responsibilities designated in Executive Order 13833 “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information Officers," dated May 15, 2018
    9. Public Law 115-336, 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), Section 6.
    10. Public Law 115-91, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Title X, Subtitle G (§§ 1076 through 1078) – Modernizing Government Technology Act.
    11. Public Law 115-435, Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Title II – Open Government Data Act.
    12. The mandates regarding modernizing federal cybersecurity capabilities as designated in Executive Order 14028 “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” dated May 12, 2021.
    1. Federal Capital Planning Programming Guide
    1. Treasury Directive 81-01, “Treasury Information Technology (IT) Programs,” dated July 14, 2009, is superseded.
  10. OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management.


Antony Arcadi
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems & Chief Information Officer