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This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page is designed to respond to basic questions we receive and also enhance your access to additional and substantial information found at other Web sites. If you require more specific CIOC information, please visit our internal search engine.

How do I obtain and use a password and login ID to gain access to Members only section?
Access to certain areas of the website is limited to CIOs and Deputy CIOs of cabinet level agencies.

What types of documents are in these secured areas?
This area of is primarily for documents significant to the CIO Council such as documents under review by Council members. The majority of all documents reside in the public area of the site, however.

What is the Chief Financial Officers Council?
The CFO Council is an organization of the Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Deputy CFOs of the largest Federal agencies and senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury, responsible for monitoring and improving financial management in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government.

What is the role of the CFOC?
The CFOC sets and achieves Government-wide acquisition priorities and works collaboratively to improve financial management initiatives in the U.S. Government.

How many agencies are represented on the Council?
There are 26 agencies represented on the Council.

How does the CFOC interact with OMB, Federal agencies, and GAO?
The CFOC consists of an Executive Chair and Chair from OMB. The CFOC meets on a regular basis and interacts with agency designated committee chairpersons on various Government-wide initiatives. Occasionally, the CFOC interacts with GAO if an issue involves finance or financial management.

Does the CFOC have an ongoing dialog with Capitol Hill?
The CFOC has a limited dialog with Capitol Hill in that its views are presented to Capitol Hill through the President’s Management Council.

How will E-Gov and advanced IT developments help the CFOs?
The Federal On-line Integrated Acquisition System will create a secure acquisition environment for Government, businesses, and citizens that will facilitate and support cost-effective exchange of information, good and services.

What is the difference between a CFO and a CIO?
The difference between a CFO and a CIO, in a nutshell, is that as a CFO, the emphasis is mainly on improving financial management whereas with a CIO, the emphasis is mainly on improving information technology management.

Has the CFOC published any documents?
Yes, the CFOC has published some documents – mostly related to CFOC operations at the CFOC Web site. To obtain access to these documents, click on the “Documents” link.

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