Doug Robinson has served as Executive Director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) since 2004. Founded in 1969, NASCIO is the only national organization representing state chief information officers of the fifty states and territories. It is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a national leader and advocate for information technology policy at all levels of government. Doug is responsible for the overall executive leadership of the association including strategic plan and policy execution, government affairs, strategic alliances, emerging issues and board and committee oversight.
Doug is a frequent speaker, panelist, author and recognized national expert representing state CIOs, policy issues, priorities and trends in state government IT. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration. Doug represents NASCIO on several national councils, boards and advisory committees. Notably, he is a longstanding member of the Executive Council for Information and Technology Management of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Among his recognitions, in 2015 he received the Advocacy for Archives award presented by the Council of State Archivists. In 2006, he was named to Government Technology magazine’s top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in public sector information technology.
His career spans over thirty-seven years in public sector information technology including positions in state government, higher education and IT consulting. Prior to joining NASCIO he served as Executive Director in the Governor’s Office for Technology, Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a senior IT executive in the state CIO office, he led IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, policy and research initiatives for state government. Specific areas of responsibility included developing and advancing the enterprise architecture, digital government, cybersecurity policy, privacy issues and emerging technologies. During this tenure, he served as the lead executive for numerous enterprise IT initiatives, projects and business process improvement efforts.
His previous leadership positions in state government include Executive Director of the Kentucky Information Resources Management Commission and Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Geographic Information. For fifteen years, he served in a university public service and technical assistance role with NASA’s Technology Applications Center in the Martin School of Public Administration at the University of Kentucky.
Doug holds a BA from Maryville College in Tennessee and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in science, technology and public policy from the University of Tennessee.