New Hampshire gov names new state CIO

In an announcement yesterday, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch named Bill Rogers as commissioner of the state’s Department of Information Technology. According to a statement by the governor, Mr. Rogers brings with him over 30 years of information technology experience from the private sector.

“Bill Rogers has the innovation, technical expertise and leadership abilities to lead the Department of Information Technology,” Governor Lynch said of Rogers’ nomination. “The department will play an important role in state government as we continue to find ways to use technology to better deliver services to the people of New Hampshire.”

DoIT is in charge of developing a strategic vision and provide planning for the state’s IT assets. The department also supplies enterprise services, as well as technical, operational, infrastructure, security services, and e-government Web development services.

The state legislature had only created the position in 2008 – and they have yet to apportion money for a salary. So Gov. Lynch has named Rogers as interim commissioner of DIT, pending legislative approval of a salary level.

Rogers received his bachelor’s degree information systems management and computer science from the University of Maryland. He received his master’s in business administration from Central Michigan University.