Archive for Monday, November 14, 2011

Kansas names interim IT chief after recent furor

November 14, 2011


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has named an interim chief information technology officer for the executive branch.

Brownback said Monday that Anthony Schlinsog of the Kansas Department of Transportation would fill the job in the short term. Schlinsog has been with KDOT since 2008 and has 16 years of private sector technology experience.

The governor is searching for a permanent IT officer after the abrupt resignation last week of the governor's first choice.

Last week, Jim Mann was named chief IT officer for the executive branch. But he resigned a day later after it was made public that he received a college degree from an unaccredited university.

The announcement of his departure came just hours after Brownback acknowledged that his administration hadn't thoroughly examined Mann's educational background.


WilburM 6 years, 6 months ago

Interesting that BB chose someone from KDOT -- a department that has been extremely well run for 9 years by Deb Miller, under three different governors. Maybe there competence is more important than ideology.

tomatogrower 6 years, 6 months ago

Will he get $150,000/year? Probably not. He isn't from Florida.

Grump 6 years, 6 months ago

I wonder how often he's going to have to wash Sam's feet?

headdoctor 6 years, 6 months ago

This is only a short term thing. It will be business as usual just as soon as he gets more instructions from the Koch Brothers. You can bet the next person will be all cleaned up before they are hired.

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