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Iowa DOT technology officer named to lead state office

July 30, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed an information technology officer for the Iowa Department of Transportation to become the state’s top technology officer.

Reynolds said Tuesday she named Annette Dunn to lead the Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Dunn begins the new appointment Aug. 5.

The office manages information technology for state agencies, which includes securing state computer systems from cyberattacks.

Reynolds says Dunn will play an important role in cyber security, rural broadband connectivity and “driving innovation and technological change within state government.”

The office has been occupied by an interim director since January.

Robert von Wolffradt, who held the job for six years, stepped down on Jan. 3 as Reynolds took office as governor.

Dunn has been chief technology officer for the Iowa Transportation Department since 2015.

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