CIO staff should be linked in looser affiliations throughout their agencies/departments. A few central positions could be maintained for basic network services, but the rest of the staff should sit and work within lower level groups in the organization. The non-IT staff need closer links to those that know what is technologically available, and how to organize information in an efficient way.
Make each Agency's CIO responsible for all IT development within the Agency. The CIO would receive all the Agency's IT funding. All IT efforts would have to be approved through the Agency's IT Configuration Control... more »
A lot of times the CIOs are focused on the data network side and does not put much oversight on telephone services. A telephone bill audit – removing lines that are no longer needed - can result up to a 25% reduction in telecommunications costs. GSA as an agency can assist agencies in conducting a telephone bill audit... more »