I was interviewed for an article in Washingtonpost.com last week. The article appeared today and is entitled 50 States of the CIO. The gist of the article is that state CIOs face tight budgets, barriers within Government to accomplishing their mission, and a steep learning curve. I think the last one is often overlooked. I've written my Public Service Tips tongue in cheek, but these are real lessons that anyone coming to the public sector from the private sector will have to learn. Often you learn them too late.