50 Most Influential Government CIOs
Check out InformationWeek's Government CIO 50, our power list of top government CIOs--ranging from the NSA's technology chief to innovators at the state and city government level. They've got vision, clout, and sometimes, billion-dollar IT budgets. But most of all, these CIOs are known for delivering tangible, measurable results. Here's an inside look at the government technology leaders and their approaches to unique IT leadership challenges.
Dare To Question The Status Quo
It's not the job of doctors to know what they want--it's up to IT's innovators to develop something unique, even if their peers find it outlandish.
FBI Recasts Sentinel As Model Of Agility
The agency's CIO and CTO share the methodology they're using to hasten completion of its overdue case management system, so that other agencies can learn from their approach.
GAO Slams IT Management At VA
Weak acquisition planning, testing, and oversight sunk a $127 million project to update an outpatient appointment-scheduling system.
Atlanta Vies For 'Capital Of Health IT'
Riding on the success of a growing vendor market and the recent HIMSS conference, the city's chamber of commerce is pitching the southern city as the "epicenter for health information technology."
Feds Seek $2.5 Billion In Cloud Services
The General Services Administration is asking vendors to bid to supply cloud email, cloud office automation services, and cloud-based records management services.
Navy Details Ambitious IT Plan
Improving cybersecurity and recruiting a more qualified workforce are among goals CIO Terry Halvorsen has set for the military service over the next two years.
Feds Draw Lessons From Private Sector IT
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the government must innovate by borrowing best practices from the private sector during a panel discussion at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.
Federal CIOs Embrace Social Media
Despite security risks, federal agencies increasingly are using Facebook, Twitter and the like to engage with the public, according to TechAmerica.
Federal Technology Innovation Slowed
The federal technology transfer program is still turning out thousands of inventions annually, such as a way to harness the ocean's power for energy.
EHRs Deemed 'Essential' To Pediatric Healthcare
Electronic health records and other IT systems support "medical home" concepts of information sharing, care coordination, and evidence-based medicine, said American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement.
E-Health Records Produce Some Environmental Benefits
Digitized patient record and medical imaging systems consume more electricity, but reduce paper use, patient travel, reliance on plastics used in traditional X-ray films and other waste, said a Kaiser Permanente report.
DOD To Close 52 Data Centers
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra reports that the federal government will close 137 data centers by the end of the year, and that 39 already have been closed.