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Too Many Chiefs

Diluting the brand and the discipline.

by / February 8, 2005
Reprinted with permission from the Feb. 2005 issue of Public CIO.

Being a CIO once was lonely, but no more. The CIO is now surrounded by a suite of technology-related Cs that have proliferated like spinoffs of Law & Order. Witness the emergence of CTOs, CISOs and CAOs as point people for technology, information security and architecture respectively. (Add to the mix an

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Paul W. Taylor Contributing Writer

Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

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