InformationWeek Government Announces the 2011 'Government CIO 50'

Identifies The Leading IT Decision Makers In Federal, State and Local Government

Mar 07, 2011, 09:30 ET from UBM TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Government, the leading media brand focused on helping public sector IT professionals apply new technologies for more efficient and effective government, announces this year's Government CIO 50, a list of the top fifty technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies.

The 2011 Government CIO 50 are driving increased efficiency and innovation in government IT, introducing new platforms and services, bolstering cyber security, and giving workers the tools they need to better serve the public and the nation. This is the second time that the editors of InformationWeek Government have compiled a list of the leading CIOs in government

"Technology vision, clout, and an ability to drive game-changing IT projects -- and show results -- are qualities common to the Government CIO 50," said John Foley, Editor of InformationWeek Government. "These leaders are finding ways to plow through obstacles that get in the way of higher returns on their organizations' IT investments."

The Government CIO 50 includes:

  • Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, and Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients, who are spearheading the Obama administration's efforts to transform and improve federal IT operations.
  • New York City IT commissioner Carole Post, who is managing the consolidation of the Big Apple's data centers and IT infrastructure, while introducing new capabilities for city employees.
  • FBI CIO Chad Fulgham, who is using agile development to hasten completion of the agency's important sentinel case-management project.
  • Rosio Alvarez, CIO of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who is tapping into cloud computing for everything from productivity applications to high-performance computing.

InformationWeek Government's Government CIO 50 report is available, at no cost, from InformationWeek Analytics. The report provides a complete list of CIOs, along with detailed profiles and analysis on their accomplishments.

The Government CIO 50 will be honored at the second annual InformationWeek Government IT Forum, May 5, 2011 at the Newseum in Washington, DC, a full day event that brings together chief information officers, chief technology officers and other top technology decision makers in federal agencies and departments to discuss how they're using technology to drive change in federal operations.

For full access to the report, download now: http://analytics.informationweek.com/abstract/104/5634/Government/research-top-50-government-cios.html

InformationWeek Government (http://www.informationweek.com/government) serves government IT professionals tasked with the responsibility of analyzing the technology products, services, policies, and vendor strategies aimed at the public sector. 

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, SMBs and IT Support Managers via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's, InformationWeek SMB and HDI, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About UBM TechWeb (http://www.techweb.ubm.com)

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

Contact:

Sherbrooke Balser


Director of Marketing


InformationWeek Business Technology Network


949.223.3605


sbalser@techweb.com



SOURCE UBM TechWeb



RELATED LINKS

http://www.ubmtechweb.com


http://www.informationweek.com