Help wanted: States looking for new CIOs

Montana and Washington are looking for CIOs after their lead IT managers took positions in the private sector.

Montana's CIO Brian Wolf, the state's first CIO, is leaving in June to become the chief operating officer of the utility division at the National Information Solutions Cooperative in St. Peters, Mo.

Deputy CIO Jeff Brandt will be acting CIO until a new one is named.

Wolf has been the CIO since 2002; the state legislature created the position in 2001. During his tenure, he guided Montana's first two IT strategic plans; implemented best practices in procurement, systems development and project management; and saw the deployment of 44 e-government applications.

Washington CIO Stuart McKee resigned as of June 4 to take a position with Microsoft Corp. as the company's national technology officer.

McKee has been the CIO since 2002. Before coming to the state government, he worked for the Walt Disney Co.'s Internet organization, directing the company's global Web business units.

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