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Posted on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 10:30 a.m.

Snyder's chief information officer to speak at Eastern Michigan University

By Kody Klein

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David Behen is the State of Michigan's chief information officer and an adviser to Gov. Snyder. file photo

Gov. Rick Snyder's chief information officer David Behen will speak about information technology in Michigan at 7 p.m. Thursday, in room 201 of Welch Hall, across the street from the Ypsilanti Water Tower.

As an executive of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, Behen will talk about the department's goals, the state's key IT metrics, IT investment fund projects, Michigan's Cyber Range and cyber security and IT career opportunities.

A question and answer session will follow.

Behen was the winner of Crain's Detroit Business CIO Awards in the government category.

In addition to being the state's CIO, Behen is the chair of the governing body for the Detroit CIO Executive Summit and co-chair of the NASCIO State and Local Collaboration Committee.

He previously worked as CIO and deputy administrator of Washtenaw County.

Behen is an alumnus of EMU, having earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from there.

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Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 1:05 a.m.

The hit man for Washtenaw county government! Can't trust him.


Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 11:58 p.m.

Cyber security is an exciting growth field with great pay (hint, hint). The Washington Post was recently been added to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg as news organizations hacked. The NY Times has an in-depth Jan. 30th article about its experience entitled "Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months". The attacks used signature methods believed to trace back to the Chinese government (military). A free press (along with public comments) is a "foreign" threat to many outsiders. Popular anti-virus programs caught only one out of the 45 custom pieces of malware used. Now - which drive did I store those New Year's pix on ...


Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 7:50 p.m.

ooo - now there is an attractive job opportunity: substandard salaries that used to be enhanced with beneifts and flexibility which are now gone. Old technology and worse equipment and your boss is sort of a committee/commission thingy. Oh yeah - thats attractive.


Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 4:58 p.m.

I'll pencil it in. It should be a lot of fun. Thks