Michael Dent

Dent is the chief information security officer of Fairfax County, Virginia.

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Michael Dent is the chief information security officer for Fairfax County, Virginia. A veteran public servant, Dent joined the County in 2002 after managing the information technology security program at the Virginia Department of Corrections. Dent has been the catalyst for establishing an enterprise-wide IT risk management vision and strategy for Fairfax County, including development of a county-wide comprehensive IT security risk and privacy program.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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