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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
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Division: Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO)
Grade: Chief Information Officer and Head of Operations
E-mail: barry.lowry@per.gov.ie


Responsibility at Deputy Secretary level for digital agenda across government, working in collaboration with government departments and agencies across the Civil and Public Service including growing involvement in supporting sectoral digital development such as increased cyber security, the Contact Tracing App, and Vaccination roll-out.

In addition to leading on the implementation of a number of key strategies, legislation and EU Regulations, the Government CIO also provides input and support in relation to the digital agenda to Ministers, other areas of this Department and other Departments.

The Government CIO also participates in a range of internal, national, EU and OECD working groups, steering and programme boards for strategic initiatives.