Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC)

The CIOC serves as the principal interagency forum for improving practices in the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of federal government agency information resources.  The CIOC comprises Chief Information Officers and their deputies from the major federal executive departments and agencies.


Building a 21st Century Government: The CIOC is focused on supporting Administration efforts to deliver 21st century technologies and online services to citizens at reduced costs. These efforts embrace the opportunity to innovate more with less, enable entrepreneurs to better leverage government data, reduce barriers to citizen and business interaction with government, and build a more flexible and productive workforce.

Developing and Sharing of Best Practices: The CIOC continues to develop and share best practices and implementation and execution information among agencies on a range of topics. Additional focus on creating knowledge-management tools to develop those best practices and share them across agency silos are underway. Government-wide CIO training is also a priority.

IT Security: The CIOC is focused on assisting CIOs in improving the execution of information security projects across the Federal Government, in particular supporting the Administration’s cross-agency goals related to cybersecurity.

High-Priority Initiatives: CIOC is engaged in additional activities to drive agency adoption of the Digital Government Strategy and assist CIOs’ compliance with laws, regulations and policy, with an emphasis on those related to privacy, accessibility, and IT workforce issues.


Last Reviewed 2015-06-18