HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The commonwealth's chief information officer has been named one of Government Technology Magazine's Top 25 "Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" for 2014.
Tony Encinias is among a prestigious group of honorees that includes technology professionals, agency leaders and elected officials who are using innovative technology to solve public-sector challenges and improve the performance of critical programs.
Pennsylvania has established itself as a technology leader among states, having been a top finisher in the Center for Digital Government's Digital States Survey in 2012, and capturing a dozen awards since 2011 from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Computerworld Honors Program.
"Under Governor Corbett's leadership, state agencies are harnessing technology to boost productivity and improve service," said Secretary of Administration Kelly Powell Logan. "From automating administrative processes to expanding online services, we are working to drive down costs, reduce wait times and increase convenience to our customers, the people of Pennsylvania."
Encinias was named CIO in December 2012. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall IT strategy for state agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction and oversees all of the IT functions and operations for the Office for Information Technology.
"Our IT strategy has saved millions of dollars by focusing on how we can streamline operations, maximize our existing investments and foster innovation," said Encinias. "It's an honor to be in the same company as the technology leaders and visionaries named in Government Technology's Top 25."
Encinias previously served as Chief Technology Officer for the commonwealth, a position he held since 2008. A former naval officer, he has over 20 years of experience in information technology management with the Department of Defense and state government.
Encinias will be recognized in the March issue of Government Technology and on http://www.govtech.com/top-25/.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of Administration