Treasury plans to give its CIO more departmentwide authority

Treasury plans to give its CIO more departmentwide authority

The Treasury Department plans to give its chief information officer more control over systems departmentwide, CIO James Flyzik said last week.

The new plan, to be fully detailed next month in a new Treasury strategic plan, calls for more management coming from the top of the department and directed down to the bureaus, Flyzik said.

The CIO also would have more control over budgets, he said, because the department's Investment Review Board would be chaired by the Treasury chief financial officer and the CIO. For any project to get funding, it would have to get approval by the board.

Under the reorganization, the department would create a board of directors that would be made up of the 14 CIOs from the department bureaus, he said. Each CIO would also be responsible for specific systems areas, such as electronic commerce, security or information technology architecture, he said.

Flyzik also said he has plans to turn the Treasury Communications Enterprise, formerly known as the Treasury Communications System, into a utility that integrates voice and data services.

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