March 10, 2013 By Bill Schrier
"The Department of No". "The Geeks in the Basement". "Expensive Projects, Always Late".
Increasingly, many IT departments – and their CIOs – are becoming irrelevant to the business of government.
Peter Hinssen is a visiting lecturer at London Business School and a senior industry fellow at the University of California Irvine's School of Business. He recently wrote a provocative article on this subject, focused on CIOs and IT departments in the commercial sector.
But, as I thought about it, many of the same criticisms apply to government CIOs and my own experience as a City CIO.