Nevada CIO David Gustafson Resigns

After a five year bid in Nevada, Gustafson moves on to the private sector.

by / March 30, 2015
David Gustafson will leave his position as Nevada's CIO on April 10.

On March 27, Nevada CIO David Gustafson submitted his resignation effective April 10.

Gustafson explained in an email to e.Republic Inc., parent company of Government Technology, that he will move to St. Louis, Mo., to take a position with cable company Charter Communications.

Gustafson joined Nevada as CIO in 2009, and is noted for having led statewide cybersecurity efforts that included live attack monitoring starting in 2012. A centralized security system now serves more than half of state agencies, resulting in reduced costs and reduced security incidents.
 
Before joining Nevada state government, Gustafson served as MIS Manager for Dunn Companies, held management roles at Microsoft, and worked as program manager at Alere Medical. He also served as the secretary-treasurer for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).