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CIO Council Meeting July 15, 2009.
The Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council was established by Executive Order 13011, Federal Information Technology, on July 16, 1996, now revoked. The CIO Council's existence was codified into law by Congress in the E-Government Act of 2002. The CIO Council serves as the principal interagency forum for improving practices in the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal Government agency information resources. The Council's role includes developing recommendations for information technology management policies, procedures, and standards; identifying opportunities to share information resources; and assessing and addressing the needs of the Federal Government's IT workforce. The Chair of the CIO Council is the Deputy Director for Management for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Vice Chair is elected by the CIO Council from its membership. Membership on the Council is comprised of CIOs and Deputy CIOs from the following Federal executive agencies:

  • Agency for International Development
  • Department of Labor
  • Director of National Intelligence
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Defense
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Education
  • General Services Administration
  • Department of Energy
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Small Business Administration
  • Department of the Interior
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Justice

Additional members of the Council include liaisons from the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, Chief Financial Officers Council, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, and other groups selected by the CIO Council's Executive Committee. Also included as members are a representative from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and representatives from OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

The CIO Council serves as a focal point for coordinating challenges that cross agency boundaries. Committees of the CIO Council, listed in the right column, meet these challenges by producing documents and presentations through sustained efforts of subcommittees and working groups. These products are cataloged in the numerous sections of our Documents page and the Committees' pages. An additional committee, the Executive Committee, is made up of the chairs of the operational committees and supports Council operations and the management of budget and cross-committee initiatives.

In addition, the CIO Council in partnership with other federal executive councils addresses challenges that cut across disciplines, such as financial management and procurement.