Would you appoint an IT czar? To do what?

AL GORE

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.

GEORGE W. BUSH

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.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.