CIO Council names trio to lead E-Government Committee

CIO Council names trio to lead E-Government Committee

By Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

MARCH 2—The Chief Information Officers Council has appointed three leaders for its new E-Government Committee, which is taking over the projects that had been under the auspices of the Government Information Technology Services Board.

Social Security Administration CIO John Dyer, Transportation Department CIO George Molaski and Commerce Department deputy CIO Alan P. Balutis will head the committee. It replaces the council's Year 2000 Committee, which has nearly wrapped up its work.

The appointments were part of an overall reorganization being made in part because of the number of CIOs who have left government recently. A list of the new committee members can be found at cio.gov/docs/ciochair.htm.

During its meeting last month, the council also set goals for the E-Government Committee, including:

  • Supporting the WebGov project to encourage the use of a common look and feel among federal and state Web sites

  • Publishing annual data on the number of hits to the top 1,000 federal, state and local government Web sites

  • Expanding the number of items people can buy online, such as government surplus items

  • Consolidating one-stop-shopping portals for important functions such as export and import activities

  • Working with federal, state and local public safety organizations to develop an interoperable radio system to allow joint communications during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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