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Vermont CIO Details Plans for Security Operations Center

A new partnership using interns from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., will move Vermont to a 24/7 cybersecurity operation, according to state Chief Information Officer John Quinn.

John Quinn, Vermont CIO
John Quinn, Vermont CIO
Government Technology
State cybersecurity operations are maturing. Chief information officers at the state level report that compared with a few years ago, it is getting easier to fund needed investments around cybersecurity due to heightened awareness tied to high-profile hacks. 

Vermont CIO John Quinn also holds the title "Secretary" over the relatively new Agency of Digital Services. At last month's NASCIO conference in San Diego, Quinn talked to Government Technology about plans now underway to move the state to a round-the-clock cybersecurity operation with the help of a partnership with Norwich University. An NSA Center of Excellence, Norwich is helping the state establish a security operations center by spring 2019. 

Noelle Knell has been the editor of Government Technology magazine for e.Republic since 2015. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.