Evans named vice chair of CIO Council

Energy Department CIO Karen Evans this afternoon was named as the new vice chairwoman of the CIO Council. She replaces outgoing Treasury CIO James Flyzik, who is retiring from government next month.

'It's a big job.' Evans said of her council role. 'Jim has done an excellent job. I aspire to the same level of excellence.'

The announcement came during the council's meeting in Washington, which included a reception honoring the winners of the first CIO Council Awards.

They were:

  • The Virtual IT Job Fair, sponsored in April by the Office of Personnel Management and the CIO Council's Workforce and Human Capital for IT Committee. More than 18,000 job seekers completed applications online, and the job fair site received more than 2 million hits.

  • The MapStats team, sponsored by the Census Bureau. The portal, at www.fedstats.gov/qf, displays statistical information from regional, state, county and metropolitan viewpoints.

  • The Assistive Technology team, sponsored by the Education Department. The program ensures that disabled Education employees get the assistive technology they need to do their jobs. The team conducts systematic reviews to ensure Section 508 compliance and sets baseline standards for software and hardware.

  • The Web Medical Appointments team, sponsored by the Navy. Patients can schedule medical appointments on the Web, which has relieved the phone workload and reduced the number of no-shows. The concept has served as a model across the Defense Department.

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