J3 is a trusted partner that works hand-in–hand with the Chief Information Office (CIO).

J3 provides OCIO advisory support in verifying and validating USDA’s maturity level across all five (5) Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) IT Management Maturity Model (ITMMM) critical areas to include Organization and Workforce; Program Management; Governance; Budgeting; and Acquisition. Other areas of advisory support include IT workforce assessment and strategic workforce planning; developing technical competencies; administering IT competency assessments; Data Analysis; Gap Analysis and develop strategies to mitigate identified gaps.