CIO Council joins international IT effort
- By Diane Frank
- Apr 27, 2000
ORLANDO, Fla. The federal CIO Council is getting involved in an international
effort to coordinate use of information technology.
Jim Flyzik, vice chairman of the CIO Council, has been chosen to be one
of the contacts for the United States to participate in the international
steering committee being formed by the United Nations'
Economic and Social Council, Flyzik said Wednesday at the Information Processing
Interagency Conference here.
Sally Katzen, acting deputy director for management at the Office of Management
and Budget, is the other U.S. point of contact. She and Flyzik will be working
with 85 other countries.
The international coordination group will build on the cooperation and communication
established between countries to deal with the Year 2000 problem last year,
Flyzik said. The Dec. 31, 1999, to Jan. 1, 2000, transition went so well
that many of the countries involved decided to build on the experience to
handle future IT issues, he said.
The committee is being formed now and is working primarily through an e-mail