LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recognizes Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond with the association’s Decade of Leadership Award. Mark celebrates ten years as the CIO for the State of Connecticut today. Mark is one of only a handful of CIOs who have received this recognition from NASCIO.
NASCIO President and New Hampshire Commissioner and CIO Denis Goulet commended Mark saying, “Mark has served in many leadership roles at NASCIO, including as president, and is a constant source of guidance, thought and leadership for me and the other state CIOs around the country.”
As Connecticut CIO, Mark oversees the Department of Administrative Services’ Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technology as well as the operational responsibilities for the state’s technology infrastructure. During his tenure, Connecticut has reduced spending on technology, focused on sharing of technology solutions across government and improved the security and availability of state systems. Raymond is currently focused on transformation improvements in digital government and optimization of technology across agencies.
In addition to serving as NASCIO president in 2016, Mark has also been a long-time executive committee member, serving as vice president and secretary/treasurer. Mark has long served as the chair of NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Committee and was honored in 2018 with the association’s Meritorious Service Award.
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