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How U.S. Federal CIOs Should Prepare for the Administration Transition

Published: 19 May 2016

ID: G00308260

Analyst(s): Rick Holgate, Cathleen Blanton


With the inauguration of a new U.S. president in January 2017, federal CIOs must assess likely changes and prepare a strategy of long-term positioning and short-term sustainable incremental improvements for the good of their agencies and their own careers.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Political appointees will build a new team, with fresh leadership in business and IT bringing new expectations for IT leaders
  • Leadership turnover will present opportunities for CIOs to demonstrate their capabilities and further their career aspirations
  • IT leaders will need to respond more effectively to change in agency direction that comes from a new administration, or face marginalization

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