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.
Todd Park, CTO, Department of Health and Human Services
Todd Park has become the voice of open government. Park not only drives the open government strategy for the Department of Health and Human Services, where he is CTO, but his enthusiasm for the benefits of open government and his advice on how to do it are helping other agencies make it happen.
Park has been involved in the creation of the HealthCare.gov insurance comparison site, development of the "Blue Button" online tool for downloading veterans' health records, and the release of APIs for application developers. Also under his watch, an online community dedicated to healthcare data was introduced on Data.gov, a Data Council was formed at HHS, and the agency made open data its "default" policy.
Before joining HHS, Park was co-founder, chief development officer, and executive VP at health IT company Athenahealth, a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.