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Israel Gets a Chief Information Officer

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 15 2012

The brand-new Times of Israel reports that Israeli officials have named Carmela Avner to the post of Chief Information Officer:

The decision places Avner in charge of information systems in all government ministries — the first time that one person would be responsible for that level of government data. According to the government decision, the CIO will consult with officials of all government ministries on the ease of use, convenience, and accessibility of their sites. Avner’s job, said Steinitz, is to make government more responsive to the needs of the public via ministry web sites, using the latest technology to reduce the bureaucracy associated with doing business with the government — for individuals, businesses, organizations – and even between government offices themselves.