The tenure for private sector CIOs in North America was 5 years in 2011, 4.7 years in 2012, and 3.4 years this year.
Brenda Decker, the CIO of Nebraska and president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, said government CIOs aren't taking these jobs for the money, benefits or recognition. "People that take government CIO jobs do it because they have a desire to serve the public and their state," she said.
And with that, they may take that job "with a pre-determined period of time that they are planning to make the commitment to the state," she said.
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