New Face in D.C. Could be an IT Czar

If Congress has its way, there may be a new face in Washington politics with the title, IT Czar.

The position is considered to be a panacea to the ongoing problems plaguing the world of cyberspace with regard to regulations, security and other issues.

A report published yesterday on AccountingWEB describing the lacking of security within Federal government agencies highlights the need for an IT Czar--or what would be more commonly known as a Chief Information Officer--who could take on the role of applying a knowledge of the IT revolution to government.

Earlier this fall, Congress held hearings on creating a new executive cabinet-level CIO position, and both presidential candidates have endorsed the concept. Republican contender George W. Bush has a Federal CIO in his agenda, and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has endorsed e-Government legislation through his interaactive e-Government Project web site.

Experts predict the position of Chief Information Officer--if it gets created--will be difficult to fill.


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