Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) honored the State of Nebraska with the association’s State Technology Innovator award. Brenda Decker, Chief Information Officer, accepted the award at a ceremony in San Diego.
“I’m very proud of Brenda and her staff and all of the hard work they do each day for the citizens of Nebraska,” said Gov. Heineman. “Nebraska is a leader in technology innovation and this award is a team effort. Technology connects us like never before. Americans can live and work anywhere. This provides Nebraska an opportunity for growth like we have never seen.”
“NASCIO recognized the leadership of the Governor with this award because of his unfailing belief that our State needs to be prepared for the next generation of consumers who use technology at all hours of the day,” said Brenda Decker, Chief Information Officer. “Nebraska has unprecedented collaboration efforts between our state, university, local governments and public power that are not seen in other states.”
According to NASCIO, Nebraska understands what technology can do for government, making the decisions that ensure that Nebraska uses appropriate resources to deliver services to its citizens.
NASCIO created the State Technology Innovator Award to honor outstanding individuals who have made contributions to advance the state’s technology policy agenda through the promotion of best practices, adoption of new technologies and advancements in service delivery. Through this award, NASCIO strives to acknowledge state leaders, managers and employees who promote innovation, excellence and good government. Nominees must be an employee, elected official, appointed official or other appointee representing state government