Matthew Behrens

Matthew Behrens is interim CIO of Iowa.

GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year

As interim CIO of Iowa, Matthew Behrens heads an organization striving to improve technology both inside government and across the state. Iowa is expanding its cybersecurity operations center to support local governments, while also spending $350 million on broadband to improve connectivity to more than 110,000 homes, schools and businesses, he says. “We feel like we’re making important progress toward ultimately ensuring that all Iowans have access to fast and reliable internet service, which opens so many doors, whether it’s learning online, working remotely, starting a business or receiving health care from a remote provider,” Behrens says.

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed was the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He wrote extensively about ransomware, election security and the federal government’s role in assisting states and cities with information security.

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