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Federal CIOs need authority to improve IT efficiency

Kenneth Corbin | March 1, 2013
The soon-to-be-introduced Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act would grant agency CIOs control over federal IT budgets, encourage cloud computing and seek to reduce waste and under-performing technology programs.

"We need to change from an atmosphere of fear, a poisoned atmosphere where people don't feel appreciated, don't feel empowered, to one where they believe that they can be trusted," he adds.

"There's cognitive dissonance when we say on the one hand, 'Oh, sure, we're going to support that workforce,' but on the other hand we bash them all the time," Gordon says. "You can't expect to get positive results when you don't show respect and support for your workforce."

Kenneth Corbin is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.

 

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