LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2016) — The Center for Digital Government released their sixth annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards today to recognize progress by state and local government, education and healthcare organizations and leaders across America.
Louisville Metro Government won in the City Government category, highlighting its work to secure $1.2 million in special funding to implement a new cybersecurity program that is tied directly to Mayor Fischer’s strategic goals.
“Our city relies on its network to provide services to citizens every single day. That means the network’s security is a top priority,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Louisville Metro Government understands that diligence and innovation are required to head off ever-evolving threats, and I’m pleased these efforts are being recognized.”
Jason Ballard is the Director of Information Technology for Louisville Metro. “We’ve spent a lot of time and effort in the past 2 years redesigning our cybersecurity office, hiring a new team and raising awareness metro-wide for the importance of cybersecurity. Our efforts are paying off, and we’re proud to be recognized.”
According to the Center for Digital Government, this year’s winners were judged on creativity and leadership, the utilization of technology to achieve results, and the impact on state and local government, education and healthcare organizations.
“Cybersecurity threats are a growing concern for all types of organizations, and that makes it more important than ever to recognize those who have made keeping critical systems secure a top priority,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “The winners have demonstrated commitment and dedication to doing the hard work necessary to ensure government, education and healthcare systems are available, reliable and trustworthy. Congratulations to all!”
Other winners of note included the City of Los Angeles for Leadership & Innovation, and the State of Indiana for Information Sharing & Analysis Center.
For more information about these awards, click here.