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NASCIO Executive Director named 2017 Recipient of IJIS Institute Robert P. Shumate Award

Wednesday, March 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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NASCIO Executive Director named 2017 Recipient of IJIS Institute Robert P. Shumate Award


Institute honors Doug Robinson for lifetime achievement and contributions to the justice and public safety community.


Ashburn, VA (March 6, 2017). The IJIS Institutea nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland securityis pleased to announce Doug Robinson, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award.


Doug Robinson is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Under his leadership, NASCIO has become a major voice in the effort to persuade the public sector to accept new and innovative approaches to information processing. This has included such varied areas as Cybersecurity, the adoption of Information Sharing Standards, Procurement Innovation and Reform among other areas. Doug has been a tireless speaker advocating the use of best practices in information technology within the public sector which has contributed greatly to justice and public safety as well as other sectors of government. Under his leadership, NASCIO has reached out to the private sector seeking public-private relationships that can improve information technology practices for both sectors.


Kay Stephenson, president of the IJIS Institute Board of Directors, said, Doug’s contribution, both personally and as Executive Director of NASCIO, to the advancement of information technology in the public and private sector has been enormous.”  Stephenson further elaborated, “The IJIS Institute Board of Directors’ joins me in congratulating Doug on his achievements and on receiving the Shumate Award.”