The Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) mission is supported by the:

Office of the Director (OD)

Director: Marcos Munozramos, M.S.

The OD provides essential services and support to CBIIT by managing its business portfolio, financial and contract management, and staffing to improve the efficiency of CBIIT’s service to NCI. The OD also:

  • coordinates timely and accurate information for NCI IT data calls from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH, and the Office of Management and Budget.
  • administers the strategic and capital planning process, conforming to federal requirements.

Meet the OD Team


Informatics and Data Science Program (IDS)

Acting CBIIT Director and Associate Director: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D.

The IDS Program delivers:

  • standardized vocabularies and data standards.
  • informatics infrastructure for NCI-sponsored precision medicine trials and clinical trials reporting.
  • centralized management and coordination of scientific software and training across NCI.
  • computational biology services for intramural research labs.
  • data science infrastructure for data storage, access and use, which leverages cloud computing, high-performance computing, and scientific collaboration tools.

These activities further the use of informatics and data science within the cancer research community.

Learn More About IDS

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

NCI Chief Information Officer and OCIO Associate Director: Jeff Shilling

The OCIO oversees the implementation of IT at NCI, considering risks; costs; efficiencies, benefits, and other opportunities; according to governing federal mandates.

Meet the OCIO Team


Digital Services and Solutions Branch (DSSB)

Branch Chief: Sue Pan


  • provides professional services, business intelligence, and data analytics that support NCI’s adoption of emerging digital technologies and modernization of both business process and IT service management.
  • provides technical advisory and consultation for IT architecture and engineering design.
  • provides governance and management of cloud computing platforms, as well as enterprise Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) platforms and tools, to develop security‐accredited digital systems and software solutions.
  • provides governance and management of processes for IT engineering and IT service management with a focus on human‐centered design.

NCI Cybersecurity Branch (NCB)

Branch Chief: Craig Hayn


  • secures NCI’s systems, networks, and user endpoints against viruses, malware, misconfiguration, insider threats, and cyber attackers.
  • ensures all NCI’s IT systems are assessed, authorized, and monitored using the National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework.
  • provides cybersecurity incident management, response, and coordination with NIH’s Threat Management and Incident Response team.
  • ensures NCI‐specific security policies, standards, and guidance are developed, maintained, and communicated to NCI staff and stakeholders.

IT Services and Support Branch (ITSSB)

Branch Chief: Jim Racheff


  • provides IT support for all NCI staff, which includes computing needs (e.g., laptops, desktops, network, software, and data storage).
  • manages NCI’s IT infrastructure, including network resources, operational security architecture, scientific and business data repositories, telecommunications, and collaboration tools.
  • provides data protection, disaster recovery, IT training, and problem tracking services.
  • recommends state‐of‐the‐art scientific computing solutions and technologies and manages scientific computing support models based on NCI staff needs.

Office of Data Sharing (ODS)

Director: Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D.

The mission of ODS is to create a comprehensive vision and strategy to enhance broad and equitable data sharing for NCI and the cancer research community at large. Data sharing is critical to foster collaboration, facilitate innovation, accelerate scientific discovery, and enhance rigor and reproducibility. ODS engages with many stakeholders within and across the cancer research community to guide interpretation and implementation of complex processes, programmatic initiatives, and policies needed to ensure impactful data sharing.

Learn More About ODS

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