The chief information officer (CIO), or information technology (IT)
director, is a job title commonly given to the most senior executive in
an enterprise responsible for the information technology and computer
systems that support enterprise goals.
The CIO typically reports to the chief executive officer (CEO).
Information technology and its systems have become so important that
CIO has come to be viewed in many organizations as the key contributor
in formulating strategic goals for an organisation.
"GSA CIO Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies", Federal CIO