Ann Barron-DiCamillo, the former director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), was awarded the National Association of State Chief Information Officers 2016 Technology Champion award.
The award, given annually, recognizes outstanding contributions in public sector information technology.
“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,” said Darryl Ackley, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Information Technology and NASCIO president.
Barron-Camillo received the award Wednesday as part of the 2016 NASCIO Midyear Conference in Baltimore.
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Said NASCIO lauded Barron-DiCamillo in a statement released statementreleased Wednesday:
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.
NASCIO has given the award each year since 2003. Past winners include Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former White House CIO Vivek Kundra and former congressman Tom Davis.