State Chief Information Officer Michael Cockrill, State of Washington, Profiled in NASCIO State CIOs Make a Difference Campaign

Michael Cockrill, State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) is making a difference for the state of Washington by transforming citizens’ experiences with government and making Washington state government IT an employer of choice.  
Through August 5, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers will feature the work and accomplishments of Cockrill and WaTech in the State CIOs Make a Difference Campaign. Washington’s profile will specifically highlight the state’s efforts in privacy and cybersecurity and their workforce development initiatives to find and retain a cutting-edge technology workforce. 
“Our agency continues to make durable changes that help re-invent the everyday public service experience,” said Cockrill.  “Our goal is to simplify things for our customers by becoming easier to do business with while implementing continuous improvements in an ever-accelerating IT environment that demands rapid organizational responses.”  
To learn more about Cockrill and the work of WaTech, see the information sheet. Visit the campaign website at and follow #StateCIOsRock for campaign highlights and updates.