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State CIOs: What We Know About the Nation's Gov Tech Leaders

Chief information officers sit at the top of each state's leadership and shape policy, purchasing decisions and hiring practices. Government Technology has analyzed data on hundreds of CIOs since 1994 to see what trends emerge.

*Teri Takai is the executive director of e.Republic's Center for Digital Government. e.Republic is the parent company of Government Technology.

Editor's note: Since the original publication of this article, Steve Kolodney and John Thomas Flynn have been added to the map of CIOs who served in multiple states.
Andrew Adams is a data reporter for Government Technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield.
Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.