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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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It didn't take long for Terry Halvorsen to make his mark when he stepped in as CIO of the Navy last November. Less than two weeks into the job, Halvorsen pulled the plug on a popular blog that had been established by his predecessor, Robert Carey.

Halvorsen explained there was "much work to be done" in his new job, and blogging would have to be a lower priority. There's no question that Halvorsen has taken on a big assignment. He is the Navy's senior exec for IT and information management, with responsibility for IT strategy, policies and architectures. He also serves as the Navy's cyber/IT workforce community leader, critical infrastructure assurance officer, and the senior official for privacy and civil liberties.

Halvorsen was previously deputy commander of Navy Cyber Forces, with responsibility for supporting 300 ships and 800,000 computer network users.

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