NASCIO Technology Champion Award Honors Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Baltimore, MD., Monday, April 23, 2018 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Oregon Governor Kate Brown with the association’s 2018 Technology Champion Award. The announcement was made at the NASCIO 2018 Midyear Conference in Baltimore, MD.

The award honors outstanding individual contributions in 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.

“NASCIO and its members applaud Governor Brown’s leadership around cybersecurity, broadband, managing data as a strategic asset and modernizing IT procurement,” said Bo Reese, Oklahoma CIO and NASCIO President. “The benefits of these contributions extend outside Oregon’s borders, serving as examples nation-wide and demonstrating the transformative role IT can have in state government.”

Since taking office, Governor Brown has strengthened Oregon’s cybersecurity posture. Efforts include the creation of the cross-sector Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which brings together Oregon’s cyber-related industries, private sector practitioners, educational institutions, law enforcement and local governments to build tangible solutions to protect the digital lives or Oregonians. Governor Brown has also focused on leveraging data, establishing an Open Data standard for the management of data as a strategic asset and appointing a Chief Data Officer.

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