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1.3.4 Agency IT Authorities - OMB Guidance

1.3 IT Workforce

1.3.4 Agency IT Authorities - OMB Guidance

This section consists of language from OMB guidance that further demarcates, expands upon, or clarifies IT authorities assigned to agencies. This language directly or indirectly tasks the CIO with duties or responsibilities pertaining to the IT workforce. See sections on OMB Memoranda and OMB Circulars for more information about these forms of OMB guidance. See sections on Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review how compliance with policies is measured.

Leadership and Workforce
Agency Shall:

  1. Require that the [CHCO], CIO, CAO, and SAOP develop a set of competency requirements for information resources staff, including program managers, information security, privacy, and IT leadership positions, and develop and maintain a current workforce planning process to ensure that the agency can:
    1. Anticipate and respond to changing mission requirements;
    2. Maintain workforce skills in a rapidly developing IT environment; and
    3. Recruit and retain the IT talent needed to accomplish the mission. (OMB Circular A-130. Managing Information as a Strategic Resource Page 10.)