With all the responsibility and challenges, little has been written about the state CIO Leader, until now. This book is with 37 contributors among 26 chapters, is designed to serve as a thought leadership guide aimed at the practitioner as well as those who seek to better understand the roles and responsibilities of today's evolving State CIO. It is estimated that states will spend $157.5 billion on technology through 2015. The average tenure of a state CIO is approximately 2.5 years, and increasingly both the demands and expectations have risen dramatically. Today's state CIO plays a greater strategic role than ever before when it comes to technology infrastructure, as well as providing key statewide citizen services and communications systems. This book is the ultimate thought-leaders guide.