Tech Advances Expand CIO Roles, Federal Officials Agree
The rapid growth in IT and its applications for Federal agencies has similarly expanded the roles of chief information officers, whose operations now extend to nearly every realm of agency activity.
That was the message on Monday, June 3, from several Federal agency tech leaders speaking at the GEOINT Symposium on geospatial intelligence-gathering.
La’Naia Jones, deputy CIO of the intelligence community within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said she “completely” agrees that the role of the CIO has changed. Previously, the CIO served in a “technologist” role, she said, but now the CIO is much more involved in the application of technology across a diverse set of areas, including mission, security, acquisition, and human resources.
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