Seattle, Wash., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recognized Calvin Rhodes former chief information officer (CIO) for the State of Georgia, with the association’s Meritorious Service Award. NASCIO created the Meritorious Service Award several years ago, honoring leadership in state government and dedication to the advancement of NASCIO’s mission.
Calvin joined the Georgia Technology Authority in January 2011 to lead the state’s IT transformation and consolidation effort. The initiative has strengthened security, modernized infrastructure and networks, improved reliability, and increased transparency in the state’s IT enterprise. Calvin also was heavily involved in the creation of the Georgia Cyber Center; whose core mission is to develop the next generation cybersecurity workforce by delivering affordable and relevant cybersecurity training and education.
Calvin is also highly engaged with NASCIO; he is a frequent speaker and served on the Executive Committee between 2012-2016.
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