Incoming Maryland Governor Names Katie Savage as New CIO
Digital Defense Director Katie Savage ( Malawi 2008-10) was tapped to serve as the state’s secretary of information technology in a series of cabinet appointments made on Friday by Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore.
Savage brings extensive technology experience, including leading the Defense Digital Service within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Prior to that, she was director of operations and services at the City Tech Collaborative with the city of Chicago.
While at DOD, she helped lead the COVID-19 response, including the development of an emergency communication software toolkit. She also developed a digital employment verification tool to support the visa application process for Afghan refugees and families applying for U.S. asylum on behalf of the State Department and DOD. With City Tech, she helped the city of Chicago improve digital government offerings. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi from 2008-2010.