Connolly calls out White House on lack of CIO leadership

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The Trump administration has failed to fill key CIO roles for several months, compromising the information security of the nation, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., FedScoop reports.

Speaking at the Digital Transformation Summit presented by Dell Technologies, Mr. Connolly expressed concern that although bipartisan efforts for agencies to buy IT and empower CIOs have addressed modernization demands, the White House has left these efforts without leadership to guide them. 

"The first thing you have got to do is appoint them," he said, according to FedScoop. "We're now in month 10 of the Trump administration, we don't have a White House CIO at [the Office of Management and Budget]. We don't have a chief technology officer, and in 24 federal agencies — just this week we had one permanent CIO appointed — but we still have 10 vacancies out of 24."

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