The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council

Federal CIO Council

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council was established by Executive Order 13011 (Federal Information Technology) and later codified by the E-Government Act of 2002.  The CIO Council is the principal interagency forum for improving agency practices related to the design, acquisition, development, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal information resources.  It fosters collaboration among Federal Government CIOs in strengthening government-wide IT management practices.

The CIO Council is one element of an interagency support structure established to achieve information resource management objectives delineated in legislation including the E-Government Act of 2002, Government Paperwork Elimination Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Government Performance and Results Act, and the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (Clinger Cohen).