How Slowing Down Helps the Washington State CIO Move Faster


Connecting state and local government leaders

This is part of a series of interviews conducted during the 2019 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ Annual Conference.

Route Fifty interviewed James Weaver, the chief information officer of Washington state to talk about the business needs of the state that drives IT services (0:21) his dynamic leadership style (1:22), their largest cyber threat vector (3:55), building trust with local communities to combat ransomware (6:15) and how Washington is using a human-centered approach in cybersecurity and digital government services (7:48).

Alisha Powell Gillis is a senior editor at Route Fifty.

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