Worth Noting

Media coverage highlighting GTA's work and the services it provides.

Georgia Technology Authority Appoints Chief Cloud Officer
Government Technology - September 27, 2021

The Georgia Technology Authority has named Amazon Web Services alum Dmitry Kagansky to its executive team. Kagansky brings relevant experience from several private-sector organizations to the role.


Georgia Guard strengthens cyber capability at interagency, joint, multinational exercise
U.S. Army - September 17, 2021

Service members with the Georgia National Guard participated in exercise Cyber Dawg 2021, a live-action cybersecurity exercise held September 13 - 17, 2021, at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta.


IT resilience: Leading through lean and flush times
Governing - September 12, 2021

Government CIOs know that building an IT agency that can withstand any challenges means learning how to both do more with less and also exercise restraint when there's a windfall.


SAFECOM membership spotlight: Charlie Sasser, NASTD
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - September 1, 2021

SAFECOM, CISA's premier public safety communications advisory council, is made up of public safety stakeholders with a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. We took the opportunity to speak with Charlie Sasser, a representative with NASTD and one of SAFECOM's longest serving members, to briefly talk about NASTD and his involvement in SAFECOM activities.


Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas on getting an on-the-ground view
Government Technology - August 31, 2021

New state CIO Shawnzia Thomas is focusing on expanding broadband, pushing cybersecurity best practices, and taking an employee's-eye view to technology adoptions in her first few months on the job.


Georgia's new CIO to focus on customer service and citizen engagement
StateScoop - July 30, 2021

Six weeks into the job, Georgia Chief Information Officer Shawnzia Thomas told StateScoop she’s developing a vision for state IT that revolves around improving customer service and citizen engagement, along with an emphasis on eliminating the digital divide in a state with a large rural population.