New in New Jersey: the chief technology officer

New in New Jersey: the chief technology officer

New Jersey's CIO Judy Teller yesterday appointed Charles S. Dawson the chief technology officer for the state.

As CTO, Dawson directs the Office of Information Technology, which supports IT for New Jersey agencies.

Teller described Dawson as 'an ideal fit for this job.'

Dawson most recently was a vice president of Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego. Prior to working for SAIC, Dawson had been a senior executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Newark, N.J.

Earlier in his career, Dawson worked for New Jersey as executive director of the state lottery. He also held jobs with the state's Human Services and Education departments.

Dawson is a graduate of Princeton University and has a master's degree in education from Rutgers University.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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