Would you appoint an IT czar? To do what?


As president, Al Gore would work with entrepreneurs to determine what policies would further strengthen the United States' position as the

best place in the world to start and grow a high-tech business — such as

an emphasis on entrepreneurial education, policies that promote the development

of information technology, expanded access to capital markets and increased

investment in new technology. He would not appoint an IT czar but would

give a senior White House economic official the responsibility of promoting

this entrepreneurial agenda within the administration.


If elected president, George W. Bush would issue an executive

order designating a federal chief information officer at the Office of Management

and Budget. The federal CIO would be responsible for providing the leadership

and coordination needed to realize the vision of a truly digital and citizen-centric

government. The CIO would head agency cross-functional councils on information

technology, facilitate collaboration with state CIOs, and lead development

of standards, protocols and privacy protections, among other things.


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