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Join information professionals, government officials, industry leaders,
and others at the Library of Congress on March 19th for the 20th Annual
FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies:  Enterprise Content
Management: Responsibility for the 'I' in IT (A draft agenda is
available at http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/ma/2003/ma0313.pdf.)

What is the current policy context for federal enterprise content
management?  What pending or future policy initiatives could spur the US
Government to balance the attention and resources it expends on
technology with equal effort and funding to manage the "I" in IT? The
2003 FLICC Information Policy Forum will explore the evolving policy
framework for content management in federal agencies.

In accordance with the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1995, most agencies have
established the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) to
centralize responsibility for management of information technology. As
mandated by the Act, the broad duties of the CIO are "to ensure that
information technology is acquired and information resources are managed
for the agency in a manner that (A) maximizes (i) the benefits derived
by the agency and the public served by the agency from use of
information technology; and (ii) the public accountability of the agency
for the delivery of services and accomplishment of the agency's mission;
and (B) is consistent with the policies, requirements, and procedures
that are applicable in accordance with this Act to the acquisition and
management of information technology." [Emphasis added.]

In the six years since the effective date of the Act, agency CIOs have
had their hands full trying to manage and improve  performance of the
technology part of IT. But many CIOs have come to realize that the best
technological infrastructure is meaningless without sound
enterprise-wide content management.

The proposed "E-Gov" Act of 2002, sponsored by Sen. Joseph Lieberman in
the Senate (S. 803) and by Congressman Jim Turner in the House (H.R.
2458), goes beyond Clinger-Cohen to mandate improvements in both content
and technology management in federal agencies. Section 207 of S. 803
builds upon the Paperwork Reduction Act to improve government
information dissemination by combining the power and ubiquity of the Web
with the facility of classification and organization standards that are
the staple tools of librarians.

The challenge for federal agencies is not limited to getting the
government's information out to the public and to other government
entities; it encompasses the equally engaging task of bringing
information from the private sector and state, local and foreign
governments into federal agencies so that government decision makers,
law enforcement officials, lawmakers, program managers, scientists,
engineers, medical experts and others have access to all the latest and
best information to support them in carrying out their public service
responsibilities.

It will take the best efforts of information specialists and technology
experts working together to provide the seamless  enterprise-wide
portals that will save government knowledge workers time and effort,
while they service the general public through robust, accessible
government Web sites. What is the policy framework most likely to
achieve these parallel and equally challenging goals? Join information
colleagues from throughout the federal sector to explore this issue with
the experts.


Date:  Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Place:  Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building, Library of
Congress, 1st and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington,  D.C. (There is
no entrance to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Metro: Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines)

Registration: $150-FEDLINK Members; $165-Federal Registrants (not
FEDLINK Members); $180-Non-Federal Registrants Fees include refreshments
and resource packet.

Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at
http://www.loc.gov/flicc/mmeduc.html to register online.

Webcast Opportunity: FLICC is exploring interest in a cybercast of the
event for agencies outside the Washington Metropolitan area. More
information will be posted to the FLICC What's New Web page
(http://www.loc.gov/flicc/whatsnew.html) closer to the event.

Information:  Call the FLICC Public Events Specialist (202) 707-4822
for more information. Request ADA Accommodations five business days in
advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48
hours prior to the start of an educational program or the full fee will
be charged.