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Just how safe are we? We asked a pair of CIOs who know the answer better than most.

Just how safe are we? CIO Insight posed that question to a pair of CIOs, each of whom play critical roles in helping the federal government build the shields to protect us from terrorists. Department of Homeland Security CIO Steven Cooper discusses the challenges he faces in integrating the diverse systems of the 22 agencies and 190,000 employees in his department into a working, and secure, organization. Jim Seligman, CIO of the Centers for Disease Control, is using complex messaging technology to meet the tough requirements for defending the country against the threat of bioterrorism, while keeping up with his mission to ensure the country's public health.

This article was originally published on 09-01-2004
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