Pataki picks New York's first CIO, James Dillon

Pataki picks New York's first CIO, James Dillon

New York Gov. George E. Pataki this week appointed James T. Dillon as the Empire State's first CIO.

Dillon was the executive deputy commissioner of the New York State Labor Department from January 1995 to April 2001. He also served as the state's acting commissioner of labor. In this capacity, Dillon helped to plan and direct the state's welfare-to-work program.

As CIO, Dillon will oversee all technology resources, policies and protocols of state agencies; develop and enforce standards for hardware, software and security; oversee IT procurement; and coordinate information sharing among cities, other states and the federal government to improve government services.

Dillon graduated from St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vt., and received a master's degree in public administration from the State University of New York at Albany in 1980. He served in the Navy from 1970 to 1976.

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