Federal CIO Council Announces Re-Organization

By David Bruggeman
August 15, 2013

The Federal CIO Council is the primary cross-agency group for information technology management in the government. On Friday the Council announced a major reorganization.

Now led by the federal Chief Information Officer, the Council coordinates federal IT management policies, and works with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Office of Management and Budget as appropriate to develop standards in this area.

As it currently stands, the CIO Council is organized under six committees and 29 subcommittees. The new structure would have just three committees and appears to shift more activity to the Council’s Executive Committee and staff. The committees are Innovation, portfolio management, and information security and identity management. Besides the three committees, the Council would engage with ‘Communities of Practice’ in areas including privacy, accessibility, and workforce to help develop appropriate policies. There will be 14 members of the Executive Committee, with two representatives from each of the committees, and one from each community of practice. There will be a vice-chair of the Council, but that person has yet to be named.

Read the full reorganization plan and the associated blog post online.