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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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Jeffrey Zients, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and federal chief performance officer, assumed expanded responsibilities during the past year, briefly taking over as acting director of OMB after Peter Orszag left office and becoming the point person for several IT management issues.

Working with federal CIO Vivek Kundra, Zients has brought increased focus to IT project management in government. Zients penned memos urging agencies to "crowdsource" for new ideas, paused financial system modernizations to review them, and helped craft OBM's plans to bring "structural changes" to how IT is managed by federal agencies. Zients, a former management consultant before joining OMB, also unveiled a website to track federal project performance, and he's heading up a new council of private sector CEOs that advises the Obama administration on technology, productivity, and customer service.

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