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The CIO Council's survey covers five areas.

Here's a sample of the survey:


The questions help assess where the person works.


Questions seek to measure knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work successfully. The questions ask users to rate themselves. An example of some of the questions:

* Rate your knowledge of tools, equipment and technologies designed to help individuals with disabilities use computer equipment and software.

* Rate your proficiency in the principles and methods of cost-benefit analysis.

* Rate your knowledge of the principles and methods of Internet technologies, tools and delivery systems, including Internet security, privacy policies and user interface issues.


This section includes questions relating to professional certifications that employees obtained within the past three years.

Information technology skills

The fourth set of questions relate to IT skills that employees possess and use. Users are asked to rate their proficiency in each skill.


This section surveys a partial listing of typical activities for IT workers. Users are asked to indicate the amount of time they spend on a daily basis performing specialized job activities.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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