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’s role includes developing recommendations for information technology (IT) management policies, procedures, and standards; identifying opportunities to share information resources; and addressing the needs of the Federal Government's information technology workforce. The CIOC comprises Chief Information Officers and their deputies from the major federal executive departments and agencies.


Delivery of World-Class Digital Services: The CIOC is focused on supporting Administration efforts to deliver 21st century technologies and online services to citizens at reduced costs. These efforts seek to improve the delivery of citizen-facing IT services, enable entrepreneurs to better leverage government data, elevate the utilization and effectiveness of government shared services, and build a more flexible and productive workforce.

Information Sharing and Knowledge Management: The CIOC develops best practices, implementation guides, and sample policies and templates to share among on a range of federal IT topics. The Council invests in knowledge management tools and platforms to facilitate the exchange of information about the best processes and practices in federal IT. Government-wide CIO training is also a priority.

IT Security: The CIOC strengthens the execution of information security projects across the Federal Government, in particular supporting the Administration’s cross-agency goals related to cybersecurity and moving to full implementation of the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program.

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