This 12-month executive program is offered in partnership with the General Services Administration?s CIO University. Participants?high-performing government and private-sector IT professionals?receive both a federal government and UMUC CIO Certificate. In addition, credits earned in this program may be applied toward a master?s degree. The CIO certificate program encompasses all competencies cited in the Information Technology Management and Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen) and identified by the federal CIO Council. The competencies cover all areas of management associated with the design, development, acquisition, implementation, planning, and maintenance of an organization?s information technology structure.