Government // Leadership
News
5/31/2011
01:51 PM
InformationWeek
InformationWeek
Slideshows
50%
50%

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.
Previous
47 of 50
Next


Until recently, Chris Vein was CIO of San Francisco, where he had to deal with a demanding tech-savvy citizenry as well as the other more typical challenges of managing the IT department of a major American city.

In March 2010, Vein and federal CIO Vivek Kundra launched the national Open 311 API, a standard API to let developers create applications that tap directly into metropolitan 311 systems. Vein's office released hundreds of government data sets online, including data on crime, transportation, health, filming locations, and more. In November, San Francisco passed a first-of-its-kind law requiring city agencies to publish any data they have as long as it doesn't compromise privacy.

Vein previously worked for Science Applications International Corp. and served the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations as director of administrative and financial services for the White House. He rejoined the White House in February as deputy federal CTO for open innovation.

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

Previous
47 of 50
Next
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, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
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.