AMS lures Washington's Kolodney
- By Nicholas Morehead
- Jun 04, 2001
Washington state's chief information officer, Steve Kolodney, is joining
American Management Systems Inc. to lead the information technology consulting
firm's public-sector e-government initiatives.
Kolodney has been CIO for Washington since 1995, with a brief excursion
into the private sector in 1999.
Under his leadership, the Washington Department of Information Services
(www.wa.gov/dis) received much acclaim, including the National Association
of State Chief Information Officers' Outstanding Achievement in the Field
of Information Technology award and the Progress and Freedom Foundation's
Digital State award for 2000.
Kolodney's department also received civic.com's State and Local 50 award
in 2000 for developing Access Washington (access.wa.gov), the state's Web
Craig Lewis, vice president of marketing and market solutions for AMS'
State and Local Solutions Group, praised the addition of Kolodney.
"If you're familiar with what we do, with our history, then you'll see
this addition is about what we do, which is ultimately [bringing] the legitimate
delivery of IT systems to citizens," Lewis said. "It makes great sense for
Steve to complement us with his practical experience in the public IT sector."
Last summer, Washington became the first state to join AMS' buysense,
an online marketplace that enables employees to search electronic catalogs
and place orders for goods and services.