CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019

CompTIA Member Matters

Leveraging Technology to Improve the Delivery of Services to Citizens As chief information officer and director of information technology for Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Jane Reeve understands the vital role public agencies play in a growing suburban and rural county. She also understands how critical technology is to providing services to the community. “We have an incredibly diverse community and we’re very proud of the balance we have between a modern

suburban community and the traditional rural way of life,” Reeve said. “We want to deliver world-class services to all our residents without disrupting the quality of life that makes this a wonderful place to live and work.” Reeve’s team is responsible for managing the IT systems for just about every agency or department in the county. One of her biggest projects to date has been connecting all government offices via a high-speed broadband network. “For a county of more than 400 square miles, to get fiber to all of our fire and rescue stations, all of our water tanks, our schools, all of our facilities, was nothing short of a monumental task,” Reeve said. “We did all of this in a very fiscally responsible way and ended up with a return on our investment in four years.” That broadband project, along with everything else her team does, centers on empowering government agencies with the latest in technology. “I want to give them the tools they need to provide world-class services to our residents and businesses,” Reeve said.

Jane Reeve, Chief Information Officer, Spotsylvania County Last year, Reeve enrolled in PTI’s Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) program to gain an even stronger understanding of how technology can improve public services. The program provides a foundation for assessing and addressing the critical issues facing IT leaders in the public sector. Reeve graduated from the program earlier this year and said it was one of the most valuable investments she’s made in her career. “PTI connects IT leaders with each other so we can share best practices,” she said. “PTI’s programs create the perfect environment for us to learn applicable skills that make us better CIOs.” Her commitment to public service led Reeve to the Public Technology Institute (PTI), which is now part of CompTIA.

"PTI’s programs create the perfect

environment for us to learn applicable skills that make us better CIOs."

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