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A Happy Birthday to the Clinger-Cohen Act

On this date a decade ago, the Clinger-Cohen Act was signed. The law, of course, mandated the creation of chief information officers at most of the big agencies, but it was also a seminal law for agency information technology.

In FCW's annual Watch List issue, coming out on Jan. 9, we will look at CIOs... and ask the question: Do CIOs matter?

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Jan 03, 2006 at 12:15 PM


  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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