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CTG Web News Volume VII, Issue 10
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:52 PM

U.S. GAO Representative To Discuss IT Management

On Tuesday, October 5th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., CTG will host a brown bag presentation by Lester Diamond, assistant director of the IT Management Unit at the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO). Lester will present a recently completed GAO study of federal CIOs and their responsibilities.

The results of the study raise questions about effective approaches to information and technology management for the federal government today. In order to explore alternative governance structures, Congress has asked the GAO to explore how leading private sector organizations manage IT.

This presentation will describe additional aspects of the federal CIO study and lay out the ongoing private sector study.

As part of the visit, Lester will also be discussing potential career opportunities at GAO.

New papers available on CTG Web site

The Center has recently published three new publications on our Web site.

The first, "Effective Strategies in Justice Information Integration," is a current practices report on the factors that influenced the success of selected justice information integration initiatives. It's available at

The second is a current practices report on exemplary practices in providing electronic access to information. "Exemplary Practices in Electronic Records and Information Access Programs" is available at

The third new publication is a summary of the transcript from our June 14th Research Symposium called "Learning from Crisis: Lessons from the World Trade Center Response." The Research Symposium Panel Transcript Summary is available at publications/reports/wtc_symposium.