Senate CIO starts a new tradition

In a place where tradition hangs on the wall, chimes on the hour and lives every minute of the legislative session, Greg Hanson, the Senate's first chief information officer, is starting a new one.

After only a year on the job, Hanson said he's not daunted by being the Senate's

first CIO. His first task as CIO was to

conduct a customer survey. He found

that customers

The Greg Hanson file

Title: Senate chief information officer and assistant sergeant at arms.

Education: Received a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master's degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology's School of Engineering and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

Work history: Teaches information technology as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and the University of Maryland (1988-present). Worked as chief technology officer at Universal Systems and Technology Inc. (2001-2003) and at Telos Corp. (1997-2001). Served in the Air Force for 20 years, working on technology development and deployment, software engineering and systems engineering. Held positions at several levels, including those directly supporting the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, a NATO major command and the Air Staff.

Last book read: "The Innovator's Dilemma," by Clayton Christensen.

Last movie seen: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

Hobbies: Power lifting, rock 'n' roll band.

Musical influences: Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Chet Atkins.

Favorite Web site: Webster.senate.gov, the Senate's intranet.

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