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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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Department of Health and Human Services CIO and deputy assistant secretary for IT Michael Carleton plays a central role in the development and implementation of healthcare IT as part of the Obama administration's healthcare strategy. HHS is an early adopter of healthcare IT itself, investing in electronic prescription and personal health records programs. Carleton, along with HHS CTO Todd Park, has also been involved in the agency's open government efforts, among the most progressive in federal government. Increased transparency and accountability are strategic goals at HHS.

Before joining the agency in 2006, Carleton was CIO of the General Services Administration, where he worked on implementing e-government initiatives, infrastructure consolidation, investment control, and enterprise architecture.

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