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Assistant State CIOs

In support of the Governor's Action Plan for IT, ASCIOs are responsible for partnering with agencies in the development of consistent, coordinated, and collaborative multi-year modernization strategies for each of the six policy verticals. The development of individual agency Modernization Action Plans is foundational to this work. As is the establishment of common definitions, templates, assessment tools, and repeatable processes, development of business-driven Agency IT Strategic plans, and maturation of agency IT governance.

Beyond these specific deliverables, ASCIOs are also tasked with building trusted relationships with their agency partners and promoting the values embedded within the modernization vision for Oregon -- encompassing people, processes, and technology -- and serving as a guide to agencies as they embark upon their journeys towards digital transformation. 

In collaboration with agency leadership and IT resources, ASCIOs will assist agencies in assembling plans and roadmaps related to:

  • Modernization:
    Put People Value first while leveraging technology to meet expanding business goals

  • Governance:
    Business driven processes for effective and efficient use of Information Technology

  • Transformation of Service Delivery:
    Leverage resources, drive innovation, and stay resilient in the face of disruption

  • Alignment to Enterprise Policies and Guidance:
    Including EIS Framework, security, cloud, and data strategies

  • Business Process Improvement:
    Systematic approach to help agencies achieve more efficient results


Assistant State CIOs

Cindy Burger Headshot 

Administrative &
Business Services

Cindy Burger

Gary Johnson Headshot 


Gary Johnson

Travis Miller Headshot 


Travis Miller

Dan Miller Headshot 


Dan Miller

Scott Emry Headshot 


Scott Emry

Cecily Warren Headshot 

Transportation &
Economic Development

Cecily Warren

Modernization Journey


Put people first and commit to digital transformation.


Know where you stand and reimagine the customer experience.


Modernize applications and build an integrated digital enterprise platform.

  • Plan at the enterprise level and develop long-term goals, while remaining focused on near-term tactical actions.
  • Embrace agile practices, empowered teams, and incremental delivery—generating quick wins and building momentum.

Guiding Principles

  • Put People First: 
    Successful modernization starts and ends with people—the experience of people who rely on the essential services provided by the State of Oregon, the ability of state employees to effectively provide those services, and the ability of agency leadership to drive digital transformation
  • Aligned and Enabled
    Alignment with the EIS Vision for user-friendly, reliable and secure IT systems and between agency business and IT leadership will enable agencies to fulfill their mission and strategic objectives, while continuing to deliver the core services that the people of Oregon rely on
  • Data- and Privacy-informed:
    Modernization requires sustained investment in our people, the formation of empowered teams and embrace of agile practices, and a culture of continuous improvement encompassing people, processes and technology
  • Secure by Design:
    Secure by design embraces secure coding practices and the seamless integration of security policy and controls into the fabric of the IT system itself
  • Agile and Continuous Improvement:
    Modernization requires sustained investment, in our people, the formation of empowered teams and embrace of agile practices, and a culture of continuous improvement encompassing people, processes and technology