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Five Ways for Government CIOs and Budget Directors to Work Better Together

Published: 05 November 2013

ID: G00255004

Analyst(s): Jerry Mechling


As governments set financial priorities, key opportunities are often missed when CIOs and budget directors fail to work closely together. Based on a workshop and surveys with frontline practitioners, we highlight five ways to improve the CIO-budget director relationship.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Nurture the CIO/Budget Director Relationship for Closer Collaboration
  • Support the Budget Process With Top-Quality IT Systems and Service
  • Focus Budget Analysis on the Full Business Case, Not Just Technology
  • Don't Rely Too Much on the Expense Budget to Fund Multiyear Investments
  • Focus Enough Analysis on IT-Enabled Innovations Throughout the Government, Not Just on Increments in Current Operations
  • Budget Directors and CIOs: Better Together
  • Appendix
    • Workshop and Survey Methodology

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