Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) appointed Northern Kentucky Senator Gex Williams (R-Verona) as the new co-chair of a new legislative committee that seeks to modernize Kentucky’s technology systems, according to an announcement from the Senate president’s office.
“Gex’s professional career has been dedicated to information technology systems, and he will bring a much-needed voice to this new committee,” Stivers said. “He is also familiar with the lawmaking process, so his dual experience will offer the committee a unique perspective that I trust will steer the discussion in a productive direction.”
The purpose of the Investments in Information Technology Improvement and Modernization Projects Oversight Board is to:
- Review investment and funding strategies for projects to modernize state technology systems.
- Determine the appropriate organizational structure for the deployment of technology.
- Review the latest information technology developments trending across the nation.
“I appreciate the opportunity to lead this committee’s efforts because IT is my comfort zone, and making government work more efficiently and appropriately for people is part of my governing philosophy,” Williams said. “My goal is not just to make technology work better for state government, but to make government work better for people throughout our commonwealth.”
The board meets for its initial meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 12.