The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded the Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship to two exceptional state Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) for the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando. This is the fourth year for the scholarship program, which was created to pay homage to Thomas M. Jarrett, past president of NASCIO (2004 – 2005), for his passion for cybersecurity. The scholarship grants current CISOs the opportunity to attend the NASCIO Annual Conference and contribute to the national dialogue on cybersecurity and related issues.
The 2016 Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship recipients are Elayne Starkey, Chief Security Officer, State of Delaware (nominated by James Collins, Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware) and Joshua Spence, Chief Information Security Officer. State of West Virginia (nominated by Gale Given, Chief Technology Officer, State of West Virginia).