The Department of the Navy looks to establish a new executive role to address information technology and data matters, Federal News Network reported Monday.
Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, said the future assistant secretary for information management would have a larger role compared to a standard chief information officer. Although, the politically-appointed position's specific functions still remain uncertain.
The potential role's creation may require changes in organizational structure and in law, as the Navy is legally allowed to have only up to four assistant secretaries. The role's announcement follows the DON's removal of a standalone chief information officer from the department's structure.