Right sizing IT staffing starts with a strategy roadmap for achieving business goals. Both IT and HR must identify and agree on the GAP between on-hand resources versus anticipated needs. Essentially there needs to be a plan and a process to maintain ideal staffing levels for business continuity, but how do you keep this on-going? Is that even possible?
Brenda Decker, Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska
Brenda Decker was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska by Governor Dave Heineman on February 4, 2005. Prior to this appointment, Brenda held various IT positions within Nebraska state government for several ... More View all posts
Brenda Decker was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska by Governor Dave Heineman on February 4, 2005. Prior to this appointment, Brenda held various IT positions within Nebraska state government for several years. Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Doane College in 1989 where she majored in Business Administration. She received her Masters degree in Management from the same institution in May 2001. Brenda is a member and/or chair of numerous commissions and councils in Nebraska State Government. She holds membership in numerous professional organizations and has a national certification as a Professional Manager from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. As a member of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, she recently served as the 2012-2013 President of the organization, as well as having served as the Co-Chair of the Awards Committee and the Security and Privacy Committee, and an Executive Board member. In 2012, through Governor Heineman’s nomination, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski appointed Brenda to serve on the FCC Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability. In 2003, Government Technology magazine recognized Brenda nationally as one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of Information Technology, and in 2007 as one of the “5 Most Influential Women CIOs” Brenda was selected as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008 by Computerworld Magazine. In April of 2008, the AIM Institute honored Brenda with the Outstanding Community Service in Technology Award. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers honored Brenda with their 2010 Meritorious Service award in September. Less View all posts
J. Stephen Fletcher, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology Services, State of Utah, and President of NASCIO
J. Stephen Fletcher, was appointed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in April 2005 to serve as the state’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology Services. Under his service, the State has consolid... More View all posts
J. Stephen Fletcher, was appointed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in April 2005 to serve as the state’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology Services. Under his service, the State has consolidated all IT services into one new department to reduce costs, increase services to taxpayers, and more closely align IT with the business needs of the State of Utah. As Executive Director of DTS he is responsible for all of the IT activities for the State Executive Branch agencies. His efforts have focused on optimizing IT services to the State by eliminating redundancies, enhancing accountability of IT resources, and implementing effective performance management strategies. These efforts have resulted in an overall costs savings and enhancement of IT services to State Agencies. Currently, Mr. Fletcher is serving as President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Before his position as CIO, he was at the U. S. Department of Education where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and later as the CIO/CTO. While at the Department he reengineered all of the business processes in the CIO's office transforming the office into a performance based service organization with responsibilities for supporting all activities associated with information technology, information management, information assurance, and operations. Mr. Fletcher was also responsible for implementing and directing the Departments' enterprise architecture, capital planning and investment, system development lifecycle and strategic planning for all Department IT activities. His career has focused on applying technical solutions to business problems. He founded and managed an IT communications consulting firm, providing communications and management services to Federal sector and Fortune 500 companies. He built a start-up firm into a viable engineering firm that provided E-government solutions to federal, state and local governments. He has held senior executive positions at several companies, responsible for daily operations. Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Utah. He also has received an MBA from the University of Dallas with an emphasis in engineering management. Less View all posts