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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Harold Tuck heads up IT for San Diego County's 17,000 employees and, indirectly, more than three million residents.
Tuck has spearheaded data center consolidation (from 300 sites to two), upgrades to the county's ERP and content management systems, and virtualization and enterprise collaboration. Next steps include use of building automation systems, unified communications, client virtualization, and a website overhaul. The county's accomplishments are in part the result of a long-term outsourcing contract with Northrop Grumman.
Before becoming CIO in 2008, Tuck was deputy chief administrative officer for the county, with responsibility for its criminal justice and law enforcement programs.