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Information Resource Management Branch (IRMB)

What We Do:

The IRMB provides a focal point for Institute-wide information technology management by providing support for the planning, developing, implementing and operational support for the Institute's information technology program.

This responsibility includes these functional areas:

  • IRM Strategic Planning: Formulates and executes formal strategic and operational plans as required by NIH and the Department; assesses and projects the needs of the Institute, considering and anticipating the technological advances of the information technology industry and how the Institute can best use them to its advantage
  • Systems Analysis: Determines the specific needs of the Institute through discussion, observation, interview, and questionnaire, resulting in documents which present a thorough description of the needed applications of technology
  • Software Maintenance: Manages the modification of existing application software inventory as a result of user requests, previously unknown problems, and administrative procedure or policy changes
  • Systems Development: Manages the development of new and/or major changes to existing application software which will accomplish a given task, including the testing and documenting phases of the system life cycle application software inventory as a result of user requests, previously unknown problems, and administrative procedure or policy
  • Technical Assistance: Provides support for all information technology equipment and underlying software used throughout the Institute, including the installation of commercial off-the-shelf software packages and the assuring that staff are fully utilizing the features of the available hardware/software
  • Training: Ensures that Institute staff are aware of the sources available for the classes necessary to utilize the information technology software/hardware provided for their use
  • IT Security: Enforces secure information technology practices, including equipment and software inventory control; promotes information technology security awareness

Subject Matter Expert Contact List

Information Resource Management Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
Gregg Friedman CIO/IRMB Branch Chief (301) 496-7058
  • General Oversight of NIDA IT
  • Develop, Manage, and Maintain IT Strategic Plans
Anita LoMonico ISSO (301) 402.9497
  • IT Security Coordinator
  • Application Development Oversight
  • NIDA Systems Manager
  • SharePoint and IMPAC II Coordinator
Debasis Goswami Application Manager (301) 451-6395
  • Application Development
  • NIDA Systems Manager
  • Data Expert
  • IMPAC II Coordinator
Marguerite Lewis Computer Specialist (301) 443-2032
  • Conference Room Setups
  • Property Management
  • CIT Account Management
  • Purchasing Coordinator
Berhane Yitbarek Manager of Desktop Support (301) 443-2083
  • Manages the NIDA Desktop and Infrastructure Program
  • Manage Enterprise Software Licenses
  • IT Security Support
Zoe Shieh IT Specialist (301) 443-2009
  • OD Support
  • IT Security Support

 

This page was last updated April 2014