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Karen Jackson named Va. secretary of technology

Virginia’s Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced last week he had chosen Karen Jackson to serve as secretary of technology. 

Jackson currently serves as deputy secretary of technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, a post which she has held since 2009. She has advised the current governor on technology matters including modeling and simulation, telecommunications, telework and unmanned aerial systems. She has also been responsible for policy and legislative initiatives and has developed programs to facilitate technology innovation, collaboration, development and adoption.

Jackson serves as vice president of CIT Broadband, an initiative by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology that offers a “holistic” supply and demand approach to “accelerate the socio-economic growth of Virginia’s rural and underserved areas through the application and use of broadband telecommunications,”  according to CIT.  Additionally, Jackson serves as the Virginia lead for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership with New Jersey. 

Posted by GCN Staff on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM


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