18F, Digital Service are here to stay, CIO says

Federal CIO Tony Scott expects the Office of Management and Budget’s year-and-a-half old Digital Service team and other expert tech groups will survive the coming presidential election and subsequent transition because the issues they address — making federal agencies work better in an increasingly technical world — make them critical.

“It will outlast [the Obama administration]” because of increasing pressure for government to address big picture issues, Scott said at a Dec. 9 event panel sponsored by the Information Technology Industry Council at the National Press Club. Cybersecurity and digital economy issues are critical for everyone in the U.S., he added.

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