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Delaware CIO Appoints Aleine Cohen to Deputy CIO Position

It was announced this week that Aleine Cohen was tapped to be the first deputy chief information officer of Delaware’s Department of Technology. She has been with the state for more than six years.

Delaware’s state CIO Jason Clarke, announced today that Aleine Cohen will serve as the deputy CIO for the Department of Technology and Information (DTI).

Cohen has worked for the state for over six years as deputy attorney general of the Civil Division of the Delaware Department of Justice, according to the announcement. She also serves at the unit head for the Department and Agencies Unit.

According to DTI’s strategic communications manager, Christina Dirksen, Cohen is the first person to hold the deputy position within the department.

As deputy CIO, she will manage the human resources, fiscal and procurement teams. She will also help to create and implement the organization’s road map, which includes plans for agency growth, asset management and privacy compliance. Additionally, she will head the department’s hiring efforts.

“Aleine has been an integral part of our team, serving as our deputy attorney general for the past years,” Clarke said in the announcement. “Her extensive experience within state government makes her an asset to DTI, and I am honored that she has decided to take on this challenge.”

Clarke noted that Cohen has been closely involved in the department’s broadband and COVID-19 response efforts, in addition to bringing a breadth of experience in topics ranging from contract negotiations to cybersecurity.

Before working for the state, Cohen gained experience in the legal field, working as a judicial law clerk, a litigation associate and then an assistant county attorney.

She received degrees from Fordham University and from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
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