FEDweek IT

The CIO Council has released an IT Policy Library – cio.gov/resources/it-policy-library – to centralize a growing body of public laws, executive orders, OMB memos, and other OMB activity and reporting requirements for Federal CIOs and others.

The CIO Council plans to update the library as policy requirements change. Reporting requirements and actions are tagged and sorted by topic.

For example, clicking on the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy indicates the required action under that policy is to submit to OMB an updated enterprise road map April 1.

The portal is a welcome addition but has room for improvement, and indeed the Council is asking for visitors to leave feedback via a comment form on the library page linked to above. For one thing the portal could do a better job of making it clear what information is being viewed, and searching and filtering tools need to be refined to be really useful.