NASCIO establishes conference scholarship program in memory of past president


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NASCIO Establishes Conference Scholarship Program in Memory of Past President:

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, March 27 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) created a new scholarship program, the Thomas M. Jarrett CISO Conference Scholarship Program, to honor Thomas Jarrett, former Chief Information Officer of the State of Delaware, NASCIO President (2005-2006) and 2006 recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Service Award.

This elite scholarship will award three chief information security officers (CISOs) the opportunity to attend a premier NASCIO conference. State chief information officers may nominate CISOs for the scholarship starting April 1 at The application will include examples of the CISO’s leadership in cybersecurity and why the CISO would benefit from attending the conference.

“Tom had a passion for cybersecurity not only in his state, but for the association as well,” said Doug Robinson, NASCIO’s executive director. “To recognize his contributions and advocacy in advancing the states’ cybersecurity agenda, NASCIO’s leadership dedicated a scholarship in his memory.”

Read Robinson’s blog on remembering Tom Jarrett at

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The primary state government members are senior officials who have executive level and statewide responsibility for information technology leadership. State officials who are involved in agency level information technology management may participate as state members. Representatives from other public sector and non-profit organizations may also participate as associate members. Private sector firms may join as corporate members and participate in the Corporate Leadership Council. For more information about NASCIO visit

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