Washington Names Acting CIO

Washington Gov. Gary Locke named Clare Donahue, chief deputy director of the state's Department of Information Services (DIS), as acting director of the department. The appointment was made while the state completes a search to replace CIO Steve Kolodney, who left the job last month.

"Gov. Gary Locke appointed an acting director while they do a full search for a permanent director, and that is typical for our government process," said Kathleen White, communications director for DIS.

Donahue, who has also served as DIS' chief operating officer, has been chair of the state's Year 2000 Steering Committee and negotiated contracts for the its K-20 educational network. One of her latest priorities was working to bring electronic commerce capabilities to Washington's state government.

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