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J. Stephen Fletcher, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the newly-formed Department of Technology Services (DTS)

J. Stephen Fletcher

J. Stephen Fletcher, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the newly-formed Department of Technology Services (DTS). His goal as Chief Information Officer is to review all IT functions in state government for efficiency and productivity, and build an IT service organization matching agency needs to IT solutions.

As Executive Director of DTS he is responsible for leading State Executive Branch agency efforts to reengineer the State's information technology architecture with the goal of coordinating central and individual agency information technology in a manner which ensures that cost effective, efficient information and communication systems and resources are being used by agencies to reduce data, hardware, and software redundancy; improve system interoperability and data accessibility between agencies; and, meet the agencies' and users' business and service needs.

Steve comes to us from the U. S. Department of Education where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and later as the CIO/CTO. While at the Department he reengineered all of the business processes in the CIO's office transforming the office into a performance based service organization with responsibilities for supporting all activities associated with information technology, information management, information assurance, and operations. Mr. Fletcher was also responsible for implementing and directing the Departments' enterprise architecture, capital planning and investment, system development lifecycle and strategic planning for all Department IT activities.

His career has focused on applying technical solutions to business problems. He founded and managed an IT communications consulting firm, providing communications and management services to Federal sector and Fortune 500 companies. He built a start-up firm into a viable engineering firm that provided E-government solutions to federal, state and local governments. He has held senior executive positions at several companies, responsible for daily operations.

Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Utah. He also has received an MBA from the University of Dallas with an emphasis in engineering management.

Steve is married to Kelly. They are the parents of 4 children.