H.R.1261 - Chief Technology Officer Act

To establish an Office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer in the executive office of the President, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To establish an Office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer in the executive office of the President, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Chief Technology Officer Act as introduced.

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03/30/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Chief Technology Officer Act - Establishes in the Executive Office of the President an Office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer (FCTO). Includes among the functions of the FCTO to: (1) analyze and advise the President and agency officials regarding the government's information te

Official Summary

Chief Technology Officer Act - Establishes in the Executive Office of the President an Office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer (FCTO). Includes among the functions of the FCTO to:
(1) analyze and advise the President and agency officials regarding the government's information technology infrastructures, strategy, and use;
(2) ensure the security and privacy of the federal information technology infrastructure and networks;
(3) promote technological innovation in the federal government;
(4) establish public-private sector partnership initiatives; and
(5) lead specified interagency efforts, including a planning process to ensure the use of best-in-class technologies, the sharing of best practices, and improvement in the use of technology in support of government requirements.Requires the Office to serve as a source of analysis and advice for the President and agency heads regarding major government policies, plans, and programs associated with information technology.Requires the FCTO to:
(1) be a member of the Domestic Policy Council; and
(2) publish an annual report on programs to promote technological innovations, recommendations for policies to encourage the generation of such innovations, and information on the Office's activities and accomplishments.

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