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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's been a busy spring for Susan Lawrence. In early March, the 38-year veteran was named CIO of the U.S. Army, filling the position vacated by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, who retired in November. A few weeks later, Lawrence was promoted to three-star general, becoming only the fourth woman ever to achieve that rank in the Army and one of only two on active duty.

Modernizing the military branch's enterprise network is a top priority. Other areas of focus include IT consolidation and standardization, data management, and organizational culture. As part of its consolidation effort, the Army last year issued a moratorium on server purchases and issued an RFP for private compute clouds.

Lawrence was formerly the commanding general for the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, which operates and defends the Army's computer networks. She has served as director of command, control, communications, and computer systems for U.S. Central Command and chief of staff for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

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