New CIO named in Delaware
- By Jill Rosen
- Aug 03, 2001
Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner announced a new technology chief Aug. 2.
Thomas Jarrett is the state's new chief information officer, leading the
newly created Department of Technology and Information as well as the Office
of Information Services.
Jarrett was the director of government, education and philanthropy affairs
for Verizon Delaware.
According to the state's announcement, Jarrett will oversee Delaware's technology
issues and change the Office of Information Services into the new Department
of Technology and Information.
The governor's Information Services Task Force called for the creation of
the new agency in May 8 report titled "E-volution: Redefining Delaware's IT Management Strategy for the 21st Century."
Jarrett starts Sept. 4. He will manage the Office of Information Services
until June 2003, when it will be dissolved. No employees will lose jobs,
as everyone will be shifted to the new technology department.
Jarrett worked for Verizon for more than 28 years. Among other things, he
worked to develop applications using technology in the classroom. He also
designed a fiber-optic network that schools use for distance learning.