NASCIO Honors Dugan Petty CIO for Exceptional Service in State Government

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Tuesday, October 15 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recognizes Dugan Petty, past NASCIO president and former chief information officer (CIO) for the State of Oregon, with the association’s Meritorious Service Award. Petty was honored during a special ceremony last night at the NASCIO Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

To spotlight outstanding service, NASCIO created the Meritorious Service Award, honoring leadership in state government and dedication to the advancement of NASCIO's mission. The association’s achievements have largely been the product of the enthusiasm, focus and dedicated service of its members, and in turn, this commitment to excellence has served as a catalyst to redefine the role of technology at the federal, state and local levels.

Petty’s service as CIO of the State of Oregon began in 2006, where he led the creation and execution of Oregon’s enterprise-level information resource strategy aimed at reducing costly duplication of efforts and resources. Before becoming the state CIO of Oregon, Dugan directed state contracting and procurement, risk management, and served as the deputy administrator for the State Services Division. He has led a number of enterprise level initiatives in Oregon. He previously served on several committees with NASCIO including vice president for the association, chair of the Programs Committee, co-chair of the Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee and chair of the Green IT Committee.

“As the NASCIO president and a previous recipient of the NASCIO Meritorious Award, it is my great honor to present Dugan with this prestigious award,” said Brenda Decker, NASCIO president and Nebraska chief information officer.