50 Most Influential Government CIOs
June 07, 2011 07:00 AM 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.
Michael Krieger, Deputy CIO, Army
During a time of IT leadership transition in the Army, deputy CIO Michael Krieger has kept critically important technology initiatives moving in the right direction.
With 1.4 million users and an IT budget of about $10 billion, the Army is one of the largest IT organizations in the world. Last May, in an effort to halt server sprawl as it began consolidating and relocating some of its 200 data centers, the military branch took the unusual step of imposing a moratorium on server purchases. The Army is also consolidating applications, virtualizing servers, and expanding its use of cloud computing.
A senior executive in federal government and Army veteran, Krieger has held key IT positions in the Department of Defense's Office of the CIO and elsewhere at the Pentagon. He holds degrees from the U.S. Military Academy, Georgia Institute of Technology, and National Defense University.