NASCIO Technology Champion Award Presented to Ann Barron-DiCamillo

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Ann Barron-DiCamillo, former director of US-CERT, with the association’s 2016 NASCIO Technology Champion award. Barron-DiCamillo was presented the award at the 2016 NASCIO Midyear Conference in Baltimore, Md. for her leadership in advancing information technology as an effective tool for government.

“We are pleased to present the 2016 NASCIO Technology Champion award to Ms. Barron-DiCamillo,” said Darryl Ackley, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Information Technology and NASCIO president. “Her work with US-CERT embodies the core principles of the award; supporting and promoting the fundamental role IT can play in efficient and effective government operations.”

Under Barron-DiCamillo’s leadership, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within the Department of Homeland Security worked to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity environment through transparency and information sharing. NASCIO supports Barron-DiCamillo’s belief that one person’s detection is another’s prevention and that collaboration is paramount to ensuring the safety of public sector networks.

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