CIO Council releases transition guide for agency heads
- By Doug Beizer
- Jan 12, 2009
Emerging technologies such as social networking, blogs and wikis
provide a new and faster way for government agencies to share
information, but the technologies will also create new safety and
security challenges, according to a transition guide published today by
the Federal Chief Information Officers Council.
guide was written for newly appointed agency leaders, said Dave
Wennergren, deputy CIO at the Defense Department.
commercially available collaboration and Web 2.0 tools will be
essential in attracting new employees and serving the needs people
receiving government services, the guide states.
commercially available solutions and adopting industry best practices
allows us to rapidly and effectively adopt these new capabilities and
meet our emerging information technology needs,” the guide states.
success in embracing these changes in the market place, adopting the
way in which the ‘net generation’ workforce gets work done, will go a
long way towards ensuring our technology future – making the federal
government an employer of choice for today’s young people,” according
to the transition guide.
Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.