The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 7, 2010
Schwarzenegger taps Colorado official for No. 2 Information post

100607 Locatis.JPGGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced several appointments to the Office of the State Information Officer, including Michael Locatis to the chief deputy director post.

Locatis, Colorado's chief information officer since 2007, would be positioned to take over for California CIO Teri Takai if she receives congressional confirmation to become CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense. President Barack Obama nominated her for that job in March.

The chief deputy CIO job pays $148,000 per year and doesn't require Senate confirmation, according to this administration press release. Government Technology profiled Locatis in this 2008 article.

PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Locatis /

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