The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is the United States Government's principal agency for transportation of all Americans and providing essential transportation safety services. The mission of DOT is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. Integral to these responsibilities is the sharing of information that is sensitive to the Department and national security. DOT faces the challenge of providing important services and products to the American people while simultaneously reducing costs and protecting sensitive information.
The DOT Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) supports the DOT mission by leading the development and implementation of enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure across DOT. The OCIO is responsible for providing a reliable, cost effective, scalable, secure, and flexible enterprise computing platform that supports and enhances customer IT needs and capabilities from requirements gathering through design, development, testing, and implementation. This platform is known as the Common Operating Environment (COE), and includes networking and infrastructure connectivity to systems and locations throughout the United States, telephony services, server hosting capabilities and system administration, cyber security operations, disaster recovery, mobile device services, 24-hour monitoring and incident management, a service desk, any move/adds or changes to user equipment at both Headquarters and field sites, and much more.
SAIC is the prime contractor with DOT to support the mission described above.