Posts Tagged: CIOs

How federal agencies save money by running IT like a business

The Federal CIO’s 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management mandated that federal agencies complete progress reports and plans for data center consolidation. As a result, fiscal year 2011 brought the closure of more than 81 data centers, with more than 900 scheduled to shutter by FY2015, for a cost savings of nearly $5Read… Read more »

How federal CIOs can optimize their application portfolios

CIOs in the federal sector were under the gun clean house by June 12, 2012. According to the federal IT Reform Plan, these tech leaders had to demonstrate to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that, after careful review of their portfolios, they had remedied or retired underperforming applications. I recently wrote about theRead… Read more »

Federal CIOs must become portfolio managers–here’s how

In August 2012, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget stated in a memo that federal CIOs should become true portfolio managers. The memo was aimed at heads of executive departments and agencies and was released as part of the U.S. federal IT reform plan. As with most OMB memos, it contained a lotRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Are Government CIOs Underpaid?

How much is a good CIO worth to a government agency? Perhaps more than they’re currently getting paid, it turns out. According to a story by Colin Wood at Government Technology, public-sector CIOs endure far more scrutiny than their private-sector colleagues, not to mention exponentially more red tape that makes getting the job done harderRead… Read more »