New CIO takes reins in Nevada

Nevada Department of Information Technology

The new chief information officer for Nevada said he will focus on fostering an environment that will attract and keep technical personnel who might be interested in private industry.

Terry Savage, promoted from deputy director by Gov. Kenny Guinn on Sept. 5, said his biggest challenge was giving the technical staff more autonomy and freedom to develop creative solutions.

Savage said he took a pay cut in January to move to Carson City from PRI/Interval Logic Corp., a software development company in Menlo Park, Calif. He said the city's quality of life and the positive workplace culture compensate for the salary difference.

About 10 positions in Nevada's Department of Information Technology remain unfilled, from a high of more than 60 vacancies earlier this year, Savage said, and staffing prospects have improved.

One of Gov. Guinn's top priorities for the 2001 legislative session is higher salaries for state employees, said Jack Finn, the governor's press secretary.

Marlene Lockard, who retired at the end of July, left DOIT in good shape, with no serious operational issues to confront, Savage said. However, a September report by Brown University ranks Nevada near the bottom of states offering e-government services.


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • 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.

Stay Connected


Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.