E-gov tops feds' lists
- By Colleen O'Hara, William Matthews
- Mar 05, 2000
The Federal CIO Council plans to immediately tackle a detailed list of digital
government initiatives, many of which are intergovernmental.
The list is not a long-term or integrated agenda. "It's merely a listing
of things that would get us started," said Jim Flyzik, deputy assistant
secretary for information systems and chief information officer at the Treasury
Flyzik laid out the agenda at the first joint meeting of the Federal
CIO Council and the National Association of State Information Resource Executives
during last month's Virtual Government 2000 conference. Items on the agenda
* Expanding the number of items people can purchase online, such as government
* Consolidating one-stop-shopping portals for key functions such as
export and import activities.
* Endorsing the SafeCities Network designed to reduce gun violence.
* Supporting the WebGov project to encourage the use of common navigational
methodologies between federal and state World Wide Web sites.
CIOs Form E-gov Panel
The CIO Council has chosen the senior information officers to head a
new committee focused on creating an electronic government. The three co-chairmen
of the Electronic Government Committee are:
* Alan Balutis, deputy chief information officer at the Commerce Department.
* George Molaski, CIO at the Transportation Department.
* John Dyer, CIO at the Social Security Administration.
The committee will take over work previously done by the Government
Information Technology Services Board, which is being dissolved.