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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.
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Stephen Fletcher has demonstrated a commitment to innovation as CIO of Utah, where he's tapped into cloud computing, consolidated infrastructure, and pursued shared services even across state lines.

Utah has virtualized more than 80% of its servers and consolidated from 35 data centers to two, along the way improving performance of many regular IT functions and saving the state millions in operational and capital costs. Private cloud computing has been a key part of the consolidation strategy. Last year also saw a continued commitment to open government (including a new public notice website) and social media, a VoIP upgrade, and a redundant Gigabit Internet connection. Plans for 2011 include a new desktop strategy, deployment of unified communications, and hosted email. In 2010, Fletcher completed his term as president of the National Association of State CIOs and as a liaison to the Federal CIO Council. Before becoming Utah's CIO, he was CIO of the U.S. Department of Education.

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