DoIT Secretary Leahy Named NASCIO President

This month, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Secretary Michael G. Leahy was elected president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

DoIT Secretary Michael G. Leahy

Serving on the NASCIO Board of Directors for the past four years, Secretary Leahy had been the association’s vice president since October 2020, and in 2019 served as NASCIO secretary/treasurer.

“As the cyber capital of America, the State of Maryland is pleased to provide valuable leadership and expertise to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers at such a critical time,” said Governor Hogan. “Public officials have no higher responsibility than keeping the American people safe, and we are committed to collaborative solutions that protect the systems that support our daily lives from cyber threats.”

According to a DoIT press release:

“It is an honor to be able to serve as the president for such an important association,” said Secretary Leahy. “NASCIO’s role in supporting technology leadership throughout the country has been vital in the growth of information technology best practices and innovations.”

According to the NASCIO website “the Executive Committee is the elected governance body of NASCIO and is responsible for directing, through executive management, the general business of the Association. The general duties of the Executive Committee include strategic planning, establishing membership policy, dues; and approving the annual budget and business work plan of the Association.“

In addition to its primary role of providing IT solutions for the Office of the Governor, state agencies, and coordinating offices, DoIT works closely with county governments on critical initiatives like expanding broadband access and bolstering cybersecurity.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Bend Don’t Break: Roadmap to Cyber Resilience,” an expert panel will highlight actionable policies, standards, and best practices for counties to prevent and mitigate network intrusions and maintain critical services even when navigating a cybersecurity incident.

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held on December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: