LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recognized Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes with the association’s Decade of Leadership Award. Calvin will celebrate ten years as the CIO for the State of Georgia on January 11, 2021. Calvin is one of a handful of CIOs who have received this recognition from NASCIO.
NASCIO President and New Hampshire Commissioner and CIO Denis Goulet commended Calvin saying, “Calvin has been the consummate professional and leader within NASCIO and to many state CIOs over the past ten years. We congratulate him on this incredible milestone and look forward to working with him in the future.”
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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