On the job since last October, Utah Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey leads IT in the state's fully consolidated environment. One area of notable leadership is Utah's open data portal, opendata.utah.gov.
At the NASCIO annual conference in Orlando, Hussey talked about why the effort is a priority for state leaders, and the many other groups who stand to benefit.
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