Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn, a leader among state IT officers in the push towards open data standards, unexpectedly resigned this week.
... The CIO came under fire during the later stages of 2005. Earlier this year the state senate launched hearings into what it called a lack of due process within the state’s IT division, and is now considering the creation of an IT review board to oversee state policies on the standardization of IT equipment and software.
This fall, Gov. Romney opened a review of six trips Quinn made to out-of-state conferences over the last two years.
The review found that Quinn had not violated any conflict of interest provisions, the Boston Globe reported.
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