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GSA Announces 2007 CIO University Graduates

GSA # 10400

August 16, 2007
Contact: Jen Millikin, (202) 501-1231

Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), together with the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), today announced the 2007 CIO University graduates.  More than 150 students from both the public and private sector earned a CIO University Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies.

“CIO University is a unique partnership between the federal government and academic institutions,” said Mary Mitchell, Deputy Associate Administrator for Technology Strategy for the Office of Governmentwide Policy.  “Together, we aim to further educate capable IT professionals with mission critical competencies to meet agency goals.”

CIO University is a seven-year-old cooperative venture between the federal government and select institutions of higher learning to offer graduate level programs that directly address federal executive core competencies based on Clinger-Cohen legislation.  Syracuse University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, LaSalle University, and the University of Maryland work in partnership with the federal government to form CIO University.

Students earn degrees from specific IT graduate programs at the six universities receive diplomas from that institution and are awarded a CIO University Certificate.  Traditionally 40 percent of graduates are government employees (federal, state, local or tribal) and 60 percent are from the private sector.  This cross-pollination and standardization of processes is a key factor in the success of the program.

Ms. Mitchell and Barry West, co-chair of the IT Workforce Committee of the CIOC and CIO at the U.S. Department of Commerce, delivered remarks at today’s ceremony.

For more information, please visit CIO University website.


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Did You Know? CIO University was established seven years ago due to Clinger-Cohen legislation.

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