Patti Chapman, the CIO for Pennsylvania's Integrated Enterprise System, will take over as acting state CIO when John MacMillan departs in November, the state has announced.
John MacMillan announced his intention to step down from his role as state CIO on Nov. 11 after seven years in the position. His interim replacement will be announced later this week.
Pennsylvania CIO John MacMillan explained that emerging tech has always been part of IT services. As long as it solves a problem, a technology is innovative regardless of whether it’s cutting edge.
If passed by the state’s Legislature, the proposal would cement the Office of Information Technology within the Office of Administration – formalizing in law what started as an executive order in 2004.
The annual NASCIO conference concludes with a look at how states are developing governance frameworks around the latest technologies to ensure a focus on citizens and avoid being drawn toward “every shiny widget.”
Shared services can help streamline government operations, saving taxpayer money in the process. Pennsylvania is counting on it.
MacMillan talks about his state’s efforts to recruit talent, bolster the service catalog and protect constituent data from outside threats.
John MacMillan's work on both sides of the aisle allows him to harness public- and private-sector experience while leading IT for the state.