The link below leads to my article with this title published in the Winter 2013 issue of FedTech Magazine.
Once again Congress is seeking to strengthen the Federal CIO position throught legislation. The draft legislation proposed by Congressman Darryl Issa would strengthen the CIOs' authority in the areas of budgets and human resources, but it does not directly address other important characteristics of success for CIOs such as accountability, influence, management competence, and technical understanding. Will the CIO reforms proposed make a significant improvement for CIOs? Should they go further?