Lessons From Government CIOs: Career, Innovation, IT Modernization

Cover-L-1.pngChief Information Officers (CIOs) are the leaders who put mission critical tools in the hands of the workforce, they are commanded to plan ahead for many years and they are the drivers of innovation across agencies. To get to know the people behind the title, GovLoop launched a new series called “CIO Conversations.”

Since then, we’ve interviewed more than a dozen chief information officers at the federal, state and local levels. You’ll learn about the perks and challenges of the job, how they are empowering everyday public servants to do their jobs using technology, tips for navigating professional relationships and more.

In this guide, we highlight five interviews from the series, where we discuss career and leadership tips, current IT projects and how CIOs are balancing budgets, innovation and expectations from the public and internal employees.