Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Arkansas IT Secretary Jonathan Askins
Arkansas IT Secretary Jonathan Askins speaks on a panel at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers annual conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 10, 2023. “I want the gamer, I want the kid that spends 24 hours in the basement playing games all day, that’s the kind of person I’m looking for,” Askins said while discussing workforce initiatives. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Arkansas tech chief to leave state for telecom firm

After serving in the role for just over three years, Arkansas Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Askins is stepping down for a role in the private sector.
Muriel Bowser
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser delivers remarks at the Legacy Leadership Luncheon Awards during the National Urban League ‘s 2022 Conference in Washington. (Brian Stukes / Getty Images)

D.C. mayor names former Homeland Security director as acting CTO

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Christopher Rodriguez, a former director of the city's homeland security agency, as the city's top technology official.
John A. Wilson Building housing the municipal offices and chambers of the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia
The John A. Wilson Building serves as Washington, D.C.’s city hall. (Getty Images)

Washington, D.C., mayor names interim CTO

Michael Rupert, who's been with the Office of the CTO since 2014, steps in for Lindsey Parker, who is now Mayor Muriel Bowser's chief of staff.