by Meridith Levinson

Former IRS CIO Tapped for NYC CIO Post

Jun 23, 20061 min

It’s been a slow week for news about CIOs taking new jobs.  However, during this summer lull, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Paul Cosgrave as the new commissioner of the Big Apple’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.  Cosgrave replaces Gino Menchini, who announced his resignation from city government in December 2005. Cosgrave is a former CIO of the United States Internal Revenue Service (1998 – 2001).

Since job-hopping has been slow this week, I’ll also share with you some old news: Opinder Bawa joined the Boston Medical Center as its CTO in February.  He most recently served as CTO for the SCO Group, which achieved an unenviable level of notoriety in the Linux community when it began suing various Linux users and vendors for copyright infringement.