One way to keep government stocked with qualified CIOs: Groom them at OMB first

Fedscoop: A group including lawmakers and former government chief information officers said the overall federal CIO — the one stationed in the White House Office of Management and Budget — could be the pivot point for attracting talented people to fill CIO positions at other agencies.

The idea came from a forum, convened in September 2016 by the Government Accountability Office, that was intended to generate ideas that could solve well-known federal IT problems — such as recruiting a talented IT workforce.  A report published Tuesday from the conversation offers some potential approaches for tackling that problem — one of which a GAO official said was really new and different.

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