SOURCE: Nextgov

Government Executive Media Group

March 31, 2014 11:10 ET

Nextgov Launches Federal CIO Assessment Tool

Challenge: Federal Tech Offers Insight Into Making Tough IT Executive Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) -, the #1 federal technology site,1 today announced the launch of Challenge: Federal Tech, an interactive assessment tool that explores the dilemmas CIOs routinely encounter and determines how participants would perform as IT executives.

After consulting with more than a dozen current and former federal technology leaders about the tough decisions they handle in government, Nextgov has designed 18 realistic scenarios representative of the most difficult choices executives face that affect success in four key areas: Security, Productivity, Stability and Innovation.

Challenge: Federal Tech will allow participants to step into the role of agency CIO and receive feedback about their decision-making style and its impact on technology development.

"We've tried to create a tool that will help users understand some of the challenges and tradeoffs federal technology leaders face on a regular basis," said Nextgov Executive Editor Katherine McIntire Peters. "The perfect security solution might kill productivity or vice versa. Rarely do leaders have all the resources or even all the information they need to make the best decisions about essential technology investments."

Challenge: Federal Tech is exclusively sponsored by Amazon and Intel. Visit

About Nextgov

Nextgov is the #1 federal technology resource, engaging more federal technology decision makers on a daily basis than any other website dedicated to federal IT.1 Nextgov's mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation can transform the way government operates and serves citizens. Nextgov seeks to enable senior decision making teams, comprised of technology and program leaders, to learn about and evaluate emerging technologies and transform government. Visit

1Federal Media and Marketing Study, Market Connections, Inc., 2013.

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