Thomas M Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award
This honor is given to state chief information security officers for exceptional accomplishments in their field. The award pays homage to Thomas M Jarrett, past president of NASCIO (2004-2005) who had a passion for state IT and cybersecurity. View Past Recipients
This award evolved from the Thomas M Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship, being renamed in 2020 to reflect the vital role state CISOs hold in state cybersecurity efforts and their deeper involvement with NASCIO.
Nomination Timeframe: June – July (2022 details announced in the spring)
Recipient Announced: Awards Dinner at Annual Conference
Recipients: 1 selected each year
Eligibility: State CISO (or equivalent position); only state CIOs may submit nominations
*Recipients of the Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship, the precursor to this award, are eligible for the award. Moving forward, individuals may only be named as an award recipient once.