CIO Council Report Urges Federal Agencies to Adapt to ‘Modern, Digital World’
Mar 07, 2017
The Federal CIO Council (CIOC) has released a report on the status of federal IT and its directions for the future. The chief take-away is its strong recommendation that all federal agencies do more to adapt to the modern, digital world: “No longer can federal IT be seen as merely a back-office function and the management of government information relegated to a lower-level priority. Federal agencies must adapt to the modern, digital world.”
The “State of Federal Information Technology (SOFIT) Report” suggests that a more forceful move to digital government will require transformational changes to culture and policy.
As stated in the report: “The path to a successful transformation is possible through better internal collaboration, improvements to human resources and procurement operations, a shift away from legacy systems, and a continued push towards transparency and open data. CIOs must think beyond their traditional roles and responsibilities, about their place in the broader federal IT ecosystem.”
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