Pelgrin Honored with the NASCIO Technology Champion Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., Tuesday, April 30 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Will Pelgrin, CEO and president of the Center for Internet Security and founder and chair of the Multi-state Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), with the association’s 2013 NASCIO Technology Champion (NTC) award. Pelgrin received recognition for his outstanding contributions promoting government performance excellence through sound information technology solutions, policies and practice during the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Washington, D.C.

Elayne Starkey, Delaware chief security officer said, “Will Pelgrin is an outstanding selection for the NASCIO Technology Champion Award. His advice, wise counsel, and willingness to assist has been invaluable to the Delaware Security Program as we partner together to protect critical assets.”

“Will Pelgrin is our nation’s cybersecurity pioneer whose vision and energy has created the vital bridge that now strongly connects chief information security officers and other security practitioners working in the public sector,” said Jim Richards, West Virginia chief information security officer. “Will is known for his incredibly strong commitment to the continuous enhancement of the nation’s security posture, and he has created invaluable and powerful linkages, within the framework of the MS-ISAC, among public sector organizations, and with the federal Cyber Security partners.”

NASCIO presents the NTC award each spring to acknowledge an individual who has demonstrated a clear understanding of the fundamental role that information technology can play in efficient and effective government operations. Nominees may be an elected or appointed official representing federal, state or local government, an academician, author, journalist, or an individual from the non-profit or private sector.