FCWFCW reports that as government IT shifts into automation of infrastructure and agile development, the job of the public sector CIO is drastically changing.

CIOs who are willing to embrace the shift in skills and perspective will be the most successful.

The CIO sits at a critical juncture. Custom applications have always been the lifeblood of most government organizations because they enable agencies to deliver on unique missions. But you wouldn’t know it by examining where most CIOs spend their time. Now the order-of-magnitude productivity gains of managing infrastructure via the cloud has laid bare the truth that the CIO mission is about the applications. There’s no escaping that truth anymore.

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