Bradley Dugger is in what he calls brain-dumping mode. CIO of the State of Tennessee since 1987, Dugger, 60, retired from the IT ranks on June 29. He spent his last days consolidating 14 years of information for successor Vic Mangrum, formerly among Dugger\u2019s senior staff. Dugger, who now plans to spend his free time growing his 24-year-old security alarm business, was one of the first state CIOs in the country. He served as president of The National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE)?now National Association of State Chief Information Officers, or NASCIO?and most recently chaired its governmental relations committee. He\u2019s credited with signing a five-year contract to privatize a statewide network and with leading Tennessee\u2019s e-government initiatives. On one of his last days at work, CIO spoke with Dugger about his thoughts on IT in state government. CIO: What advice would you give your successor?Bradley Dugger: Be involved in what other states are doing. I spend a lot of time in Washington, D.C. I am a member of four intergovernmental committees, and I have worked pretty aggressively in [NASCIO] for a number of years. I learned from those experiences. I really saw where things are going globally in government. You need to know what others are doing, and you need to steal unmercifully from them. I would also encourage my successor to be actively involved with the legislature, helping it do its job. And the third thing I would say is: Don\u2019t try to be a whiz on technology. I try to understand the concepts and where things are going, but I have people on staff who have technical expertise. When I try to get in a certain area, I have them pour what I need to know into my brain. I think you really need to depend on other folks. For more of the interview, check out www.cio.com\/printlinks.Player\u2019s GuideRichard Decker\nMentor GraphicsAs the new CIO of the Wilsonville, Ore.-based provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, Decker, formerly the company\u2019s vice president of information technology, is responsible for offshore engineering product development, global engineering support and communications.Jesse Juarros\nRegulus Formerly general manager of the information technology agency for the City of Los Angeles, Juarros has been named CIO of Regulus, an independent billing and remittance processing company in Philadelphia. In his new role, Juarros will manage strategic planning, technology development, and growth and management of internal IT and capacity planning.Douglas T. Parrish\nWalt Disney Internet GroupFormerly CIO of Cambridge, Mass.-based Polaroid\u2019s consumer imaging business, Parrish has become CIO for the Walt Disney Internet Group in North Hollywood, Calif. He is responsible for overseeing the technology platform, infrastructure and applications for the company\u2019s Internet properties. Elizabeth Shuttleworth\nRadian GuarantyShuttleworth joins as executive vice president of operations and CIO of this Philadelphia-based mortgage insurance company. Formerly CIO and vice president of IT for Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Vlasic Foods, Shuttleworth will develop and implement technology strategies to enhance the company\u2019s internal processes and business systems.