Former DoD CIO Teri Takai to Lead Center for Digital Government


Teri Takai, former CIO for the U.S. Department of Defense and two of the nation’s largest states, will lead the Center for Digital Government (CDG)*, e.Republic’s national research and advisory institute on IT policy and best practices for state and local governments. Takai brings unique skills and experience to her new role as CDG’s executive director. As the first female CIO for the DoD, she spearheaded efforts to consolidate technology infrastructure and create a cybersecurity workforce strategy at the federal government’s largest agency. Prior to her federal service, Takai led state government technology offices in California and Michigan. “Teri’s deep experience will be a huge asset to the Center for Digital Government,” says Cathilea Robinett, president of e.Republic*. “Her insight into technology and government is unparalleled. There’s no one better qualified to help state and local governments as they continue to deploy digital services to serve the public.” CDG is best known for its Digital States Survey, which has graded state governments on their use of technology to increase efficiency and improve services since 1998. CDG also conducts annual Digital Cities and Digital Counties surveys — which benchmark technological progress in local government — and advises governments and private companies…

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