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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


  • IT Modernization
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    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

  • FCW Perspectives
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    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

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