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.

Featured

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS cloud push comes with complications

    A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.