E-gov tops feds' lists

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

Department.

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

include:

* Expanding the number of items people can purchase online, such as government

surplus items.

* 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.

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