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  • Philippines: CIOs cite ICT procurement problems, issues

    The Chief Information Officers Forum (CIOF), an organization of CIOs from government and private institutions, identified concerns that delay the implementation of IT projects in the Philippines.

    Those fail to succeed due to procurement issues are government projects related to IT or modernization. During a recent roundtable discussion on government procurement, some member CIOs pointed out reasons for such delays and came up with various papers citing the problems as well as coming up with suggestions to improve procurement.

  • Philippines: Government CIOs will play bigger roles, says CICT

    Just as chief information officers are considered the second- or third-highest ranking executive next to the chief executive officer in private corporations, government chief information officers will soon have bigger roles in their respective agencies, an official of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) told

    “A government CIO should be at least the number two or number three executive in an agency,” said Tim diaz de Rivera, director general of the National Computer Center and concurrent commissioner of the CICT, echoing similar sentiments by Customs Deputy Commissioner Alexander Arevalo and Internal Revenue Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo.

  • Philippines: Groups: ICT czar needed

    Government chief information officers are lobbying for a whip, or somebody who could put order to disparate information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives of government units.

    “The approach to ICT in e-governance is like the Philippines archipelagic nature. There’s an urgent need for all these ICT projects in government departments and agencies to be held together in a single agency. You will see the [positive] effect in the economy,” Chief Information Officers Forum Foundation Inc. (CIOFFI) president Ivan John Uy said.

  • Should the United States Have a Chief Knowledge Management Officer?

    Early in the Obama Administration, the United States acquired both a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). These were official positions that had never existed in the federal government – at least not with that official name and functionality – and the results in general have been quite positive.

    Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States, is a Johns Hopkins- and Harvard- trained professional who was serving as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia when President Obama tapped him for the CTO position. In general he gets very good grades for bringing attention to the highest levels the role of technology in addressing the nation’s priorities. With respect to his job, the White House website quotes him as saying, "Our mission is to assist the President in harnessing the power and potential of technology, data and innovation to transform the Nation's economy and improve the lives of everyday Americans."

  • The changing role of government IT departments

    The implications of public sector technology going mainstream.

    The IT function in government organizations is at a crossroads. According to a recent study, 18 per cent of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) said that they expected their jobs to be eliminated in the next five years. The very success of technology is threatening to undermine the traditional position of IT departments. As government technology enters the organizational mainstream, public sector IT professionals need to redefine their roles within the organization – or face their inevitable fate.

  • The Citizen CIO: What you can do for your country

    THE TOTAL LEADERSHIP column is about the search for a full understanding of leadership, in all its dimensions. But I think we've largely overlooked something important. For years, we have written about leadership as executives, in the context of organisations, industries and different sectors. We have missed an exploration of leadership as citizens, in the context of the neighbourhoods, cities, states and nations in which we live.
  • The epidemic pushes CIOs towards digital transformation, study says

    Adobe conducted a survey in partnership with Fortune with more than 500 CIOs from the United States (200) and EMEA (150) and APAC (156) regions to better understand how the role of the CIO has evolved .

    The study shows that these executives are at the center of almost every major business initiative, with 90% of US CIOs (75% in EMEA and 85% in APAC) saying they feel under pressure to digitally transform their businesses . With vaccine delivery, companies are turning to CIOs to ensure that employees can work productively and safely anywhere.

  • The Top 10 CIO Priorities

    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) on Wednesday, October 26, released the reults of its annual survey of state CIOs that aims to pinpoint their top priorities in both strategy and technology. The lists below are highlight the top 10 priorities in each category.

  • UK: goes live for the Government Chief Information Officer council

    A dedicated website went live on Friday for the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO) council, which was formed in January 2005 by the Cabinet Office e-Government Unit.

    The CIO Council is the first initiative to bring together CIOs from across all parts of the public sector to address common issues. The Council has the strong support of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Cabinet Secretary, Sir Andrew Turnbull.

  • UK: Going public

    The public sector can offer fresh challenges and opportunities.

    It would be hard to find a bigger fan of IT in government than Chancellor Gordon Brown.

    In last year’s budget he twice noted that by "unlocking productivity gains from technology" and "[our] £6 billion investment in modern technology" which creates "the potential for greater economies in back-office and transactional services," he could promise a cut in administrative overheads by at least five per cent by 2008. That is on top of a cull of 40,000 civil service jobs.

  • UK: Government IT Leaders Raise Their Profile

    Website unveiled for key initiative to drive IT best practice across public sector

    The cross-government panel of Chief Information Officers, known as the CIO Council, has launched its own dedicated website at

    The new site contains further details of plans for a central team of 'heavy hitters' tasked with ensuring that government departments implement major IT projects successfully.

  • UK: IT profession makes headway

    Most major departments have either recruited a CIO, or elevated the one they have to board level

    The creation of a ‘technology in business’ stream as part of Whitehall’s fast-track application process for talented graduates should be supported unequivocally.

  • UK: Taskforce to help UK CIOs realise economic and gains of grid computing

    According to IECnet, a collaboration between the National e-Science Centre and Intellect, the majority of UK CIOs do not realise the potential and business gains from implementing grid technologies. Intellect believes that the time is right to exploit the UK's clear advantage in Grid Computing Technology.
  • UK: The CIOs transforming government IT

    Analysis: And the tech challenges facing the public sector…

    The Transformational Government report and Varney review have once again thrust IT up the government agenda, from big modernisation programmes such as NHS IT to the push for shared services. Andy McCue looks at the CIOs in both central and local government who are playing a key role in delivering a joined-up public sector IT strategy.

  • UK: Who's in charge of IT in London?

    Cities such as New York, Munich and even Bergen in Norway have a CIO - but not London

    The fragmented political structure of London means that it would be extremely difficult to appoint a CIO or CTO to oversee IT policy for the whole city, according to the government agency tasked with managing e-government initiatives across the capital.

  • US: Three Things Federal CIOs Say About CIO Authority

    Government chief information officers looking to exercise authority wisely can be easily undone -- by senior leaders who don’t understand the value of improved technology, by contracting rules that diminish that value or for a host of other reasons, officials said on Thursday.

    The Association for Federal Information Resources Management asked a panel of federal CIOs and other top technology officials to reflect on how the CIO role has changed since it was officially instituted by the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act and where the role stands today.

  • US: What Are Government Chief Information Officers Doing Now?

    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) held its annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this past week. So what were the highlights? From the Internet of Things (IoT) to cloud computing to data center consolidation, which projects, technologies and issues rose to the top of the agenda? Most important, what’s on the minds of government CIOs, and what projects are they actually implementing as we move into 2016?

    If you ask state government technology leaders about their enterprise priorities, what’s happening regarding the management of technology in government, and what actions are likely as we head into 2016, what would they say?

  • US: A more efficient path to online accessibility

    The role of federal CIOs includes a multitude of critical responsibilities—compliance, procurement, records management, privacy and security, as well as bringing mission-supporting technology to the workforce and citizens they serve. To deliver on these core obligations, CIOs must ensure that the services they manage are accessible to all, including users with disabilities.

    Throughout my 28-year career in government, our commitment to accessibility for all users was unwavering. Yet the alphabet soup of accessibility requirements is complex, and slows the ability to provide services that meet the latest standards. Promoting a global accessibility standard will reduce friction between competing standards and create a more efficient path to accessibility, both in the U.S. and abroad.

  • US: Are CIOs relevant?

    Do chief information officers matter?

    That was the question posed to six individuals, all of whom have had a career in federal IT management, most of them working in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

    “There are some CIOs who have been fairly successful in implementing technology reforms in their agencies, but it’s getting harder and harder as we burden the system with additional regulations,” said Paul Brubaker, director of planning and performance management in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Defense Department. “It’s a hard job, and we dilute the responsibility with the proliferation of C-level executives.”

  • US: Big Data and the Role of the CIO

    For years, CIOs have worked to become true partners to their business lines and important strategic contributors to the C-suite, but a number of factors have kept the majority of them from making a true breakthrough at the highest level of their organizations. In fact, fewer than one in five of the 300+ CIOs surveyed for Ernst & Young’s recent report, “The DNA of the CIO: Opening the Door to the C-Suite, ” say they have a seat at the top table.

    Each organization is different, and management structures also tend to vary across industries, but there are some common themes that emerge from the study. One is that senior management tends to perceive the IT group as a support function or as a manager of outsourced services. CIOs also too often fail to discuss IT issues in terms of the value they add to the business. Finally, some simply lack the political or business acumen necessary to succeed in the C-suite. Nonetheless, most CIOs still say they aim to become innovative leaders of the business. But how they can achieve that transformation?

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