Virginia welcomes new technology guru
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 19, 2000
Virginia's newly appointed deputy secretary of technology, Bette Dillehay,
plans to use her Year 2000 experience to promote technology in the state.
Dillehay said her main responsibility will be to support Don Upson, the
commonwealth's secretary of technology, in his daily duties of promoting
technology in and out of state government.
"He has helped form aggressive partnerships with communities and the private
sector," Dillehay said. "The secretary has brought a lot of focus to making
Virginia the No. 1 technology state."
Dillehay said her previous role, as Virginia's central figure in dealing
with the Year 2000 rollover will only serve to help her in her new role.
"A lot of people thought working on Y2K in government would be a dead end,
but it turned out to be a great learning experience, and I'm very pleased
that I'm going to get to do something with it," Dillehay said.
"Y2K makes a great jumping-off point, and my hope is to use that information
to implement the use of best practices and concepts within agencies," she
said. "I want to work towards improving the significance and the role of
technology in how we do business."