Former Delaware state CIO goes to LexisNexis

LexisNexis recently announced the hiring of a Delaware’s first chief information officer, Thomas Jarrett, to manage Business Development for their Special Services Inc. (LNSSI) unit.

Mr. Jarrett spent eight years as the state of Delaware’s first CIO and is a former vice president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). He’ll be joining LNSSI to help market the company’s public records data and advanced analytics technology to the public sector.

“Tom Jarrett is one of the truly transformative figures in state IT,” said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer of LexisNexis Special Services, Inc. “His accomplishments in Delaware now provide a model for all states and we’re thrilled that he’s agreed to help us communicate the value of our solutions to state and local governments.”

As Delaware’s first cabinet-level CIO, he was asked by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and the state legislature to develop a new Department of Technology and Information (DTI), which was operational after just eighteen months. The state has since undergone a number of ERP implementations, including replacing Delaware’s entire financial system, and in 2008 DTI launched an Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite as the basis for the state’s identity management infrastructure. The new system provided DTI with a centralized and automated system for managing who has access to specific information systems and applications throughout the state’s IT infrastructure.

Mr. Jarrett also served as Vice President and President of NASCIO and chaired the organization’s Real ID and Security and Privacy Committees, the company said. Prior to becoming Delaware state CIO, Mr. Jarrett was director of Government Affairs for Verizon Delaware and an infrastructure engineer for Bell Atlantic Corp.

LNSSI’s public records data and advanced analytics technology aids state and local law enforcement, revenue and social services agencies.

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