House Unanimously Passes Bill to Elevate the Federal CIO

NextGov: House lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would elevate the federal chief information officer within the White House chain of command.

The Federal CIO Authorization Act, sponsored by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., would make the position a direct report to the Office of Management and Budget director. It would also designate both the federal CIO and federal chief information security officer as presidentially appointed positions. The federal CISO would report to the federal CIO.

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