TYSONS CORNER, VA May 6, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on recent comments by Chris Smith, vice president for technology at AT&T Government Solutions, on how accountability and authority figure in the evolving role of federal chief information officers.
He also shared his views on what legislation on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act could mean for business and the progress in public-private cyber information sharing, noting that changes on both fronts were “positive” and moving in the “right direction.”
“I think it’s fantastic that we’ve got reinforcement of the authorities for the chief information officer… I think [FITARA] drives that seat at the table to a higher level and it says not only is the accountability there but the authority is there now as well, ” Smith, a former CIO at the Agriculture Department, told Federal News Radio in an interview posted Monday.
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