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Federal Health-Care Reform Puts Growing Pressure on Public CIOs


Federal reform means state CIOs must consider replacing legacy Medicaid systems and building health information exchanges.

Special Report / Modernizing Outdated Enterprise IT Infrastructure: What You Need to Know

Government agencies are developing interactive websites, launching social media programs and introducing mobile applications. However, the robust enterprise IT infrastructure needed to support these new tools is often outdated or not easily scalable. This Special Report introduces a framework for organizing infrastructure and examining the impact of faulty or aging infrastructure on the government enterprise.
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3 Policy Priorities for Incoming Governors and CIOs

A guide for new administrations on achieving policy priorities through technology innovation.

Minnesota’s Gopal Khanna Looks Back on His Tenure as State’s First CIO

Gopal Khanna reflects on lessons learned as Minnesota’s CIO and how his successors should prepare for what lies ahead.

California Federated Data Center Aims to Save Money, Resources

California hopes its Tier III Federated Data Center will spur consolidation and savings.

Guest Column

What’s Next for Microsoft, Google and the Rest of IT Industry? (Opinion)

Industry giants and other organizations work hard to reinvent themselves.

Introduction

Delivering On Campaign Promises with Improved Government Services (Opinion)

CIOs need mayors’ and governors’ buy-in, and accountability structure to make transformation happen.

CTO Strategies

Governments Struggle to Gain Trust in Online Identity Management (Opinion)

Many challenges remain to establishing digital identities, but state and local governments must act quickly.

Book Review

Book Review: The CIO Edge

7 leadership skills that CIOs need to drive results.

Straight Talk

People, Processes and Politics Can Obstruct Good IT Projects (Opinion)

Technology itself is seldom the problem. Resistance to change sometimes is.
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