Government // Leadership
01:51 PM
Connect Directly

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.
2 of 50

Rosio Alvarez has helped Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory become one of the government's leading adopters of cloud computing. The lab is one of the first government organizations to adopt Google Apps, deploying Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sites for 5,000 users with anticipated savings of up to $2 million over five years.

Lawrence Berkeley is also tapping into Amazon Web Services' virtualized servers and storage and into software as a service (for human resources), and it's building a private computing cloud, called Magellan, in conjunction with Argonne National Lab. Plans for 2011 include cloud-based desktop backups and service desk management. For much of the past year, only about 25% of Alvarez's time has been spent at Lawrence Berkeley in California. Alvarez has been on a 12-month assignment as special IT advisor to the Department of Energy, where she has helped align DOE's IT efforts with central policy coming from the White House and OMB.

Recommended Reading:

12 Worst Government Websites

Government Innovators

12 Best Government Websites

Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers

See more InformationWeek Government news, analysis, and commentary

2 of 50
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2014 US Salary Survey: 10 Stats
2014 US Salary Survey: 10 Stats
InformationWeek surveyed 11,662 IT pros across 30 industries about their pay, benefits, job satisfaction, outsourcing, and more. Some of the results will surprise you.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.