Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Is It Time to Enlist the CIO’s?

With the number and volume of government websites running amok, it's time to establish governmentwide management controls over websites. Maybe, Content Managers, it’s time to enlist the support of CIOs. Government web managers have struggled to distinguish “content management” from “technical management.” But it’s time to form alliances to bring about governmentwide consistency and better overall management.

The Web Managers Advisory Council might do a thoughtful briefing for the CIO Council, for starters. Let them know what you’re doing, the problems you face, and what you’ve learned from and about citizens; and suggest ways the CIO Council could work with you to address some of these ongoing problems.

The CIO Council has recognition, money, and access to the top management at OMB. If you can explain the issues in ways that make sense to them, you could create some powerful allies.

Think about it.

Related Posts:
Stop the Proliferation of Federal Websites
Where Are We Going?

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