FCW Insider: How would you write the CTO's job description?
President-elect Obama's decision to appoint a governmentwide chief technology officer has generated a lot of discussion about that person's job description.
For example, some observers wonder whether Obama is really looking for a policy person -- not a CTO but a CIO. Others wonder if the new administration will give the CTO the authority they need to be effective -- in particular, the budget authority.
A case in point is funds control. If an agency chooses to disregard a particular technology policy when developing a new program, will the CTO have the ability to withhold that program's funding?
How would you write the CTO's job description? Post a comment on this blog or send a letter to the editor.
Meanwhile, here are some thoughts to consider:
FCW's recent article on the CTO: Obama CTO to need clear authority
A blog post by Harvard Business School's Andrew McAfee
Obama's technology plan (including CTO description)
Posted by John Stein Monroe on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM