Davie information officer takes school of government training

Published 8:53 am Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Tony Scarlett, network engineer for Davie County, graduated from the 2020-2021 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

It is the first local government specific program for CIOs in the nation, designed for local government information technology directors and chief information officers whose responsibilities require an understanding of management, leadership, legal, regulatory, and enterprise topics. The course is 240 hours and instruction covers technology planning, communication, emerging technology, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, cybersecurity, and legal issues.

Scarlett is one of the 45 local government, state agency, community college, and K-12 education IT leaders in North Carolina who completed the course this year. Over the course of its existence, the CGCIO program has graduated more than 2,000 public sector technology leaders across the nation.