OMB Redefines Roles for Agency CIOs

August 10, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via Gov Info Security

The White House is redefining the role of federal agencies’ chief information officers, to one that encompasses what it characterizes as “true portfolio management for all IT” away from policymaking and infrastructure maintenance.

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew issued a memorandum Monday outlining the new responsibilities, first suggested last December, when the administration issued a 25-point plan to reform government IT management (see OMB Unveils Data Center Consolidation, Cloud Plan).

“These reforms were developed to remedy what had become routine in Washington: IT projects running over budget, falling behind schedule, or failing to deliver promised functionality, hampering agency missions and wasting taxpayer dollars,” Steven VanRoekel wrote in his first blog as the federal government’s new CIO (see Former Bill Gates’ Aide New Federal CIO).

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