Idaho governor names new administrator for IT agency

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little last week named Alberto Gonzalez, the head of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, as the new administrator of the Office of Information Technology Services. Gonzalez, who’d led the DMV since 2017, started in his new role Monday.

Gonzalez’s appointment at Idaho ITS follows the resignation of Jeff Weak, who has taken a private-sector job, according to a press release from Little’s office.

Weak was the inaugural administrator of Idaho ITS, which was created in 2018 to provide technology services across state government and to report directly to the governor. The state’s longtime chief information officer, Greg Zickau, reports to the office’s administrator.

Along with Weak, Idaho’s chief information security officer, Keith Tresh, also stepped down at the end of September. Tresh, a former statewide CISO in California, emerged from retirement in 2020 to take the Idaho job. Tresh did not reply to an email inquiry about his exit from Idaho state government.

“I appreciate Jeff Weak for the tremendous job he did improving IT infrastructure, implementing cybersecurity protocols, and supporting our efforts to modernize IT services throughout state government,” Little said in the press release.

Gonzalez has 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors, the last 15 of which have been spent with the State of Idaho. According to the governor’s office, his tenure at the DMV focused on “strong focus on transformation and modernization.” He also worked at the state Department of Health and Welfare.

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