Two states seek out CIO replacements

Two states seek out CIO replacements

BY TRUDY WALSH | GCN STAFF

Washington and Tennessee both are seeking new state CIOs as technology chiefs Steve Kolodney and Bradley Dugger have moved on.

Kolodney traded in his CIO cap for a job in the private sector.

In May Kolodney joined American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., as director of the company's digital public sector programs.

State CIOS
Steve Kolodney left his job as Washington CIO'for the second time'to join the private sector. Bradley Dugger, right, is the former CIO for Tennessee. Dugger had been Tennessee's CIO for 14 years.
Dugger left the Tennessee CIO job after more than 14 years to devote more attention to a family-owned home alarm business and to do church work.

Tennessee officials said they may promote a successor to Dugger from within the ranks of state employees. 'We think we have some folks who have the capability to do it,' said Dewayne Hawkins, chief operating officer of the Office of Information Resources.

The nickname

Kolodney had left once before, in June 1999, to take a job in industry, but returned to his Washington CIO post within a month [GCN/State & Local, August 1999, Page 9, and November 1999, Page 8].

Kolodney led Washington's Information Services Department from 1995 to 2001. During his tenure, Washington earned the unofficial nickname 'The Digital State' because of the state's information technology leadership.

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