Submitted by TFryer on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:38
Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dashboards, scorecards, and heat maps. This has boosted the use of data and evidence by government decision makers in meeting their agency and program missions. But what about the use of performance metrics by agency chief information officers themselves? Background. Typically, CIOs have a good inventory of metrics regarding the performance of their technical infrastructure, such as server down time.
Submitted by TFryer on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:33
Try Before You Buy. In a Government Executive column, Shelley Metzenbaum writes: “Well-designed small-scale testing can help government achieve greater impact not only at a lower cost but also in more fair, understandable ways. Government should embrace “test marketing” as a business-as-usual management practice, not an exceptional event.” Mid-Level Rotations.
Submitted by TFryer on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:58
Innovation plays a key role in government transformations at all levels. Over the past several years, governments have increasingly established chief technology officers, chief innovation officers, chief data officers, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and similar roles to promote new approaches to innovation.
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:32
Twenty years ago, federal agencies typically did not have senior executives leading key mission support functions such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce. Over those two decades, Congress created a series of “chief” positions, reflecting trends in the private sector – chief financial officers, chief information technology officers, chief acquisition officers, and chief human capital officers. They recently added performance improvement officers but without the “chief” title.
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Submitted by evalery on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:27
A new memorandum details four areas for which all Federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have authority and “a lead role”: Governance, Commodity IT, Program Management, and Information Security.
Earlier this month, OMB Director Jacob Lew released a memorandum for the heads of all Federal Departments and Agencies, which focused on four areas for which all Federal Chief Informatio
Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:56
President Obama has made private sector innovation a centerpiece of the Administration’s agenda for growth and job creation. This is a subject that has broad support across the spectrum: citizens, businesses and governments all look to commercial activity as an economic engine; new technologies play a key role in this pursuit. The Nation’s Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, has been a very visible leader of this activity, with frequent and recent blogs through the White House and media web sites (
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:55
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy. CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals – including how government can best serve citizens with modern technology platforms, and protecting the nation from physical and cyber threats – while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment. U.S.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:04
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy. CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals, while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment. U.S.