December 04, 2012

By one count, there are 243 people across the government with a title of chief information officer on their business cards.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said it seems to be a case of too many chefs spoiling the IT soup.

Issa, the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the proliferation of CIOs throughout government is one culprit behind failed federal IT projects. To make the system work, he said, each agency needs a single CIO with more authority and more gravitas.

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