JUSTICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF
THE TRIAL COURT APPOINTS NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Boston, MA — Chief
Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan
today announced that Craig D. Burlingame will be the new Chief Information
Officer for the Trial Court, beginning on June 7, 2004.
Chief Information Officer, Mr. Burlingame will report
directly to Chief Justice Mulligan and provide the leadership
for the continued development of MassCourts, the Trial
Court’s major automation initiative. Working within
the Administrative Office of the Trial Court, he will
provide strategic direction and implement policies for
IT operations, develop IT programs and initiatives throughout
the Trial Court, manage the IT budget, and provide coordination
between the Information Technology Department and the
MassCourts Project. In his role as Chief Information
Officer, Mr. Burlingame will be working closely with
Judge James F. McHugh, who was recently named Special
Advisor to the Chief Justice for Administration and Management
for the MassCourts project.
Mr. Burlingame brings to the Trial Court more than twenty years of state
and local governmental experience, leadership, and expertise
in the Information Technology field. He is presently the
Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston, a cabinet
level position, and is responsible for overseeing the City’s
utilization of IT at all levels. Prior to that, Mr. Burlingame
worked in several major positions in state government, including
Chief Information Officer for the Secretary of Public Safety,
Director of the Criminal History Systems Board, which operates
the statewide criminal justice data center, and as the Assistant
Commissioner for Information Technology at the Department
of Social Services.
the course of his government career in information technology,
has served on several national commissions and committees.
He chaired the Commonwealth’s Criminal Records Improvement
Task Force and the Statewide Emergency Telecommunications Board,
which was responsible for emergency 911 operations in the state. He
also served as the state’s gubernatorial representative to
SEARCH, the national criminal justice policy consortium.
Burlingame has also served on several Massachusetts Trial
Court IT subcommittees
during the past few years.
In the March issue of Government Technology Magazine, Mr. Burlingame
was featured as one of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers,” who “implemented
innovative ideas that improved citizen services and public safety,” and who did
it “with cost-effectiveness demanded by current budget realities,” according
to the magazine’s editor.
native of Cape Cod, Mr. Burlingame presently lives in Boston.