Elliot Schlanger, secretary, Department of Information Technology, Maryland
Elliot Schlanger has a long history of being an IT achiever. As CIO of Baltimore for then-Mayor Martin O'Malley, Schlanger won acclaim for developing the technology behind the renowned CitiStat program. As secretary of information technology for Maryland, under now-governor O'Malley, Schlanger has been instrumental in helping to position Maryland as one of the nation's most technologically sophisticated states.
Schlanger helped O'Malley bring CitiStat to the state level with StateStat, an application that gives all Maryland officials and residents unprecedented access to performance-measurement and management data, in many cases by mapping data sets.
"As secretary of the Department of Information Technology, Elliot is a staple participant in the StateStat process," said StateStat Director Beth Blauer. "He is always on hand to lend his innovation, technical expertise and critical ear to issues that face the state on many different levels. Maryland remains on the cutting edge in many areas as a result of his support, skills and focus."
Maryland has received extensive recognition for StateStat as well as its Funding Accountability Web site. These tools make Maryland one of the most transparent state governments today, an achievement Schlanger is largely responsible for.
"We're proud to have Elliot on our team, as we continue to find ways to improve government efficiency, fuel innovation, and provide new levels of accountability and transparency for the people of Maryland," O'Malley said. "Elliot brings to the team a wealth of knowledge, talents and skills necessary to carry our mission across all levels of Maryland's state government - applying the practical application of human effort to solve human problems."