Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship Overview

Thomas M. Jarrett PictureThe Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Conference Scholarship Program grants Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) the opportunity to attend a NASCIO Annual Conference. This scholarship program pays homage to Thomas M. Jarrett, past president of NASCIO (2004 - 2005) with a passion for cybersecurity.

Nominations for the 2017 scholarship have closed. Recipients will be recognized at an Awards Dinner during the Annual Conference in Austin on October 2.

 

  • Prior recipients are eligible, but will not be considered in consecutive years.  
  • Up to three nominees will be selected.
  • The state must be in good standing as a NASCIO member.

State CIOs must nominate for this scholarship. The application will include examples of the CISOs leadership in cybersecurity and why the CISO would benefit from the conference

The nominee must have a strong passion for and demonstrate leadership in cybersecurity in his/her state.

A sub-committee of the Executive Committee will review the applications and recommend selections based on the strongest entries. Final selections must be approved by the full Executive Committee.

Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship Recipients

Elayne Starkey 2016 Recipient:
Elayne Starkey, Chief Security Officer, State of Delaware

Joshua Spence 2016 Recipient:
Joshua Spence, Chief Information Security Officer, State of West Virginia

Danielle Alvarez 2015 Recipient:
Danielle Alvarez, Chief Information Officer, State of Florida

John Essner 2015 Recipient:
John Essner, Chief Information Officer, State of New Jersey

Bill Nash 2015 Recipient:
Bill Nash, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin

Chris Letterman 2014 Recipient:
Chris Letterman, Chief Security Officer, State of Alaska

Kevin Burns 2014 Recipient:
Kevin Burns, Chief Security Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Deborah Snyder 2014 Recipient:
Deborah Snyder, Action Chief Information Officer, State of New York

John Byers 2013 Recipient:
John Byers, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Kansas

Brian Engle 2013 Recipient:
Brian Engle, Director and Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas
David Brown 2013 Recipient:
David Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Ohio