City’s IT director completes CGCIO program

Published 5:45 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

From the UNC School of Government

CHAPEL HILL — David Carraway, information technology director at the City of Washington, has successfully graduated from the 2016-2017 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government.

The CGCIO program is the first local government-specific program for CIOs in the nation and began in 2005. The program is designed for local government information technology directors and chief information officers whose challenging responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, legal, regulatory and enterprise topics. The course is approximately 240 hours in length, and course instruction covers strategic technology planning, communication, project management, emerging trends, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, security, legal issues and financial trends.

The program’s director, Dr. Shannon Tufts, has been recognized by Government Technology magazine as one of the “2010 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” for the creation and expansion of this nationally acclaimed program. The program seeks to elevate the position of the dedicated and talented cadre of public sector technology leaders who work tirelessly to serve the public good through strategic investments in technology.

Carraway is one of the 48 local government, state agency, community college and K-12 IT leaders in the state of North Carolina who successfully completed the course this year. Over the course of its existence, the CGCIO program has graduated over 1,600 public-sector technology leaders across the nation.