GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year
Nebraska Chief Information Officer Ed Toner is one of the most well-respected voices across the state government technology landscape. A highly visible leader, Toner started a monthly blog when he became CIO, sharing his thoughts on IT issues and the work ahead of the agency. Intended as an internal tool to help foster connection and understanding on agency projects and priorities, the blog’s reach has grown much wider. Vendors consider it must-read material and IT leaders throughout the country see it as a valuable resource as well. But perhaps the blog’s greatest purpose was its original intent: to ensure the workforce understands and supports projects like the state’s IT consolidation initiative.