Oveson is Utah's new CIO

Oveson is Utah's new CIO

Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt this week appointed W. Val Oveson as the state's new CIO, replacing Phillip Windley, who resigned last month. Oveson had been a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of New York for two years before the appointment.

In 1998, then-U.S. Treasury secretary Robert Rubin named Oveson the national taxpayer advocate for the IRS. Oveson also helped make revisions to the IRS case-tracking system
A certified public accountant, he was Utah's lieutenant governor from 1984 to 1993 and redesigned the computer systems for the Utah State Tax Commission.

Windley, the outgoing CIO, said on his weblog, at www.windley.com, that Oveson 'is a great choice because he knows well how to navigate the dark maze of government. ' Breaking down silos is right for e-government and homeland security.'

Windley resigned after a legislative audit found instances of favoritism in the IT Services Office's hiring practices [see story at www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/20593-1.html].

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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