ConsortiumInfo: Louis Gutierrez Resigns: Deja Vu on Beacon Hill

“In (another) sad day in Massachusetts, State CIO Louis
Gutierrez submitted his resignation today to the Romney
administration. Like his predecessor, Peter Quinn, Louis is a man
of principle. And, like Peter, he is taking the high road by using
his resignation to inform the citizens of Massachusetts of a
regrettable lapse on the part of their elected representatives. In
his letter of resignation to State Secretary of Administration and
Finance Thomas Trimarco, he states:

“IT innovation in Massachusetts state government ran out of
steam in August, when the legislature closed its formal session
without action on the IT and facilities bond. I am presiding over
the dismantling of an IT investment program–over a decade in the
evolution–that the legislative leadership appears unwilling to
salvage at this time. I am therefore asking leave to relinquish my
posts I have no remaining expectation of timely legislative action,
and no continued appetite to watch the IT investment program

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