Solution for Technology: Bring government into the 21st Century by creating a New York City Chief Information Officer.

Issue: 
Technology
Solution: 
Bring government into the 21st Century by creating a New York City Chief Information Officer.
Explanation: 

President Obama recently created the role of Chief Information Officer for the Federal government and appointed Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra to serve our nation. Having a city-wide Chief Technology Officer helped the District of Columbia spur the development of open and crowd-sourced software, cloud-based web applications, and led to the "Apps for Democracy" initiative. By following President Obama’s and Washington, D.C.'s lead, a New York City Chief Information Officer can help focus City Hall to make sure that New York City sees similar advances bringing about a new era of transparency, accountability and openness.

Source: 
Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, "Change for New York: 100 Ideas for a Better City," 2009.
Organization: 
Mark Green for New York Public Advocate