NASCIO Technology Champion Award Honors Oklahoma’s Justin Devero

Lexington, Ky, Tuesday, April 30, 2024 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Oklahoma web modernization manger, Justin Devero, with the association’s 2024 Technology Champion Award. In the award nomination, Justin was described as a “visionary leader whose pioneering spirit has been a catalyst for the state’s digital transformation journey.” Justin was nominated by David Stroth, vice president, US State & Local Government Sales, Adobe.

Under Justin’s guidance, the state launched its redesigned website,, creating a one-stop portal for citizens to access all state government services, from essential needs such as housing and financial assistance, to more mundane tasks like applying for a digital driver’s license or getting a fishing permit. This integrated, unified web platform empowers the state to deliver the personalized and consistent citizen-centric digital experiences that residents deserve and have come to expect in today’s digital age.

Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Joe McIntosh said, “Justin Devero has been instrumental in ensuring that Oklahoma’s citizens have quick and efficient access to our digital services. His commitment to delivering trusted and streamlined services has been pivotal in transforming how the state interacts with its citizens. I am immensely proud of Justin and his team’s efforts in revolutionizing our digital landscape and setting new benchmarks for public service in the technology realm.”

Justin led the charge in migrating over 90 state agency websites and 30,000 webpages into the platform, providing centralized web content management across desktop and mobile devices. As described in his nomination, “As states strive to keep up with today’s digital-first landscape, Justin’s efforts serve as a prime example that a successful approach is not built bureaucratically, but rather with citizen experience at the core.”

NASCIO created the Technology Champion Award in 2003 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to the field of information technology in the public sector. Recipients further NASCIO’s vision of a government in which the public is fully served through the efficient and effective use of technology policy.

Learn more about the NASCIO Technology Champion award and prior recipients at

Meredith Ward
Deputy Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
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