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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014
 
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TENNESSEE CIO AMONG TOP-25 IN GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY

NASHVILLE – The State of Tennessee’s Chief Information Officer Mark Bengel has been named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. Bengel has been with the state’s Office of Information Resources (OIR) for ten years, seven of those as CIO.

“Gov. Haslam made customer service a priority and a huge part of that is expanding and improving the state’s online services and mobile access,” Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin said.  “Mark’s leadership has moved the state out front in web technology and services, receiving annual awards for innovation.”

As one of this year’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, Bengel is among a diverse group of agency leaders, elected officials and technology professionals, who are profiled in the March issue of Government Technology and on govtech.com.  

OIR’s accomplishments under Bengel’s leadership include:

  • TN.gov was awarded “Best in the Nation” in 2013 for the state’s Internet Portal, on-line and mobile applications (as well as among the top ten states in the nation for previous years);
  • Centralization of the state’s IT Assets to two state data centers for improved efficiencies;
  • 2013 Digital States A- rating for Effective use of Information Technology;  
  • Development of the Next Generation IT initiative for modernization of the state’s IT workforce.         

More information about the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers is available here.

OIR provides direction, planning, resources, execution and coordination in managing the information systems needs of the State of Tennessee.

Government Technology is about solving problems in state and local government through the smart use of technology. Government Technology is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.