Letter: Campaigns differ on CIOs

Regarding "Campaign surrogates face off at leadership conference"

I attended this conference and would agree that this was quite the entertaining and informative exhange between the representatives from each campaign.

I noticed, however, that you did not mention the two campaigns comments on their opinions on politically appointed chief information officers. The McCain campaign quickly answered by saying CIOs should not be politically appointed. The Obama campaign said most should not be politically appointed, but acknowleged that some might need to be, depending on the changes needed in some specific agencies.

I thought this was a very interesting response from both sides and would have liked to have seen it commented on in this article.

Margaret Sarro

What do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to [email protected] (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.

Featured

  • Comment
    customer experience (garagestock/Shutterstock.com)

    Leveraging the TMF to improve customer experience

    Focusing on customer experience as part of the Technology Modernization Fund investment strategy will enable agencies to improve service and build trust in government.

  • FCW Perspectives
    zero trust network

    Why zero trust is having a moment

    Improved technologies and growing threats have agencies actively pursuing dynamic and context-driven security.

Stay Connected