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Massachusetts Names New CIO

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Open-source advocates have accused Microsoft -- which stands to suffer when the state sets a precedent by moving to the OpenDocument Format -- of exerting pressure on Massachusetts government officials to sack former CIO Peter Quinn and reject the OpenDocument initiative.

The state of Massachusetts has found a new chief information officer, putting Louis Gutierrez in the hot seat as the government continues its push toward adopting the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

Gutierrez also has served as chief information officer for the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he helped develop and implement the state's Virtual Gateway, an online portal that integrated the Web presence of 16 state agencies.

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