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Administrative Services Group

Led by Linda Kedzior, this center conducts short and long term planning for group activities (primarily requirements and procurement planning). Plans, formulates, and executes the bureau's budget. Exercises responsibility in the areas of computer security, training, and personnel management activities.

Architecture and Planning Group
Led by Robert LaBerry, this center supports the CIO as the management advisor and senior consultant regarding corporate information architecture, Information Technology standards, and information systems planning activities. These efforts directly support the RRB's and Federal Government's ability to share information through open-systems interoperability. This entails providing agency wide guidance, expert advice, oversight and leadership in developing, promoting, and maintaining an information architecture framework to meet the RRB's current and future business needs.

Information Resources Management Center
Led by Charles Mierzwa, this center is composed of three groups: Risk Management, Records Management and Data Management.  The groups support the CIO for information resources management in fulfilling responsibilities required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Privacy Act, Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, Computer Security Act and OMB requirements. Develops and enforces data administration policies and standards. Guides and coordinates the RRB's forms, correspondence, directives, and reports management programs.

Application Design Center
Led by Tim Conheady, this center is composed of five groups organized along line-of-business responsibilities. The groups plan and carry out systems analysis and programming services to support fiscal, personnel, taxation, master benefit records, and unemployment and sickness, check-writing, claims adjudication, Medicare, and earnings functions, as well as systems analysis and programming services to support the Internet, Intranet, document imaging and personal computer programming functions.

Infrastructure Services Center
Led by Lester Peñaranda, this center is composed of five groups. The groups perform a number of functions related to the agency's critical infrastructure. They are responsible for mainframe technical support functions including operating system support, data communications, and database administration, as well as computer operations run on a three-shift basis. They are also responsible for administration and maintenance of LAN/WAN, Exchange Mail Service, desktop configuration, data communications and Help Desk.

Project Management Office
Led by Frank Cassarino, the mission of the Project Management Office (PMO) at the RRB is to assist Bureau of Information Services (BIS) project managers and project leaders to be successful in delivering projects on time, on scope, and on budget. The PMO assists by taking the role of mentor, coach and teacher of the processes established as project management standards. The PMO also supports and facilitates projects to successful delivery, by keeping time commitments to customers, managing the scope and maintaining progress of the project. The PMO fosters open communications with project stakeholders as to the status, risks, and issues. The PMO manages and maintains the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) system to assure that impacts to resources and other projects are addressed by management. The PMO is the central focal point for project knowledge and provides training, coaching and mentoring for all project managers, leads, and user groups.


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Date posted: 05/24/2012
Date updated: 05/24/2012