Federal CIO Council gets overhauled


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The federal CIO Council is about to see some major changes. Over the past six months, the council has worked on ways to improve how it supports agency CIOs, and time has now come for a reorganization, according to an Aug. 9 blog post on CIO.gov.

The council will operate through three committees – Innovation, Portfolio Management, and Information Security and Identity Management. These entities will be tasked with short-term projects and longer-term efforts around federal IT strategy.

What remains unchanged is the council’s work with community experts on key issues in federal IT, including accessibility, privacy and IT workforce. In addition, the council will continue to create tools, services and data for CIOs and other federal IT workers to promote governmentwide information sharing.

The previous council structure “diffused accountability and hindered communication with executive committee and council operations,” according to the council. By working within a model that combines formal committees, short-term agile working groups and communities of knowledge experts, the council hopes to address the most challenging IT issues across the federal CIO community.

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