Massachusetts appoints new CIO

Anne Margulies, a technology professional from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected to serve as Massachusetts' assistant secretary for information technology, as well as the state's chief information officer. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made the appointment.

Margulies will be the third state CIO in less than three years. Former Massachusetts CIOs Louis Gutierrez and Peter Quinn both resigned as a result of fallout over the state's controversial open document policy. Gutierrez resigned in November 2006, while Quinn resigned in December 2005.

At MIT, Margulies served as the executive director of OpenCourseWare, a large-scale, Web-based initiative that offered free, worldwide access to the institution's course materials. She managed the project from its conception to the point it became a permanent department at MIT.

Before that, she held various information technology positions at Harvard University from 1988 to 1998, where she served during her last three years as assistant provost and executive director for information systems.

She also worked for the Boston law firm of Peckham, Lobel, Casey, Prince & Tye LLP.

Margulies received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

William Welsh is deputy editor for Washington technologyan 1105 Government Information Group publication.

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