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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


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    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

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    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.

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