Natriece Bryant

State IT Leadership of the Year

When the American Rescue Plan passed last year, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tapped Natriece Bryant, the deputy chief customer officer in the state Office of Information Technology, as his point person to distribute $1.3 billion to Colorado’s counties. “We have 64 counties in the state, so I have 64 opinions on where that money should go,” she says. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to figure out how you distribute a billion dollars effectively.” She also oversaw the use of another $600 million in ARP funds for state IT improvements, including programs tackling homelessness and the housing shortage.

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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