Areas of Expertise:
State, Local, & Education Technology; cybersecurity
Liam Crawford is the Senior Manager of State, Local and Education Technology for the Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, where he advocates at the state and local level focusing on cybersecurity, IT terms and conditions, and improving technology acquisition in education institutions.
Previously, Liam served as a legislative associate at the National Governors Association, where he provided legislative support to NGA’s Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, Health & Human Services Committee, and Education & Workforce Committee. He also served as a legislative staffer to the presidentially appointed Council of Governors, where he provided support on cybersecurity and defense issues. Liam has worked closely with the “Big Seven” state organizations including the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, the Council of State Governments, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities.
Prior to his work at NGA, Liam served as a coordinator of federal government affairs at TechAmerica, where he focused on cybersecurity, immigration and workforce reform. Liam studied political science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and proudly volunteers with the university’s alumni relations program in D.C.
Blog Posts by Liam Crawford
Cybersecurity Must be Prioritized at the State and Local Level (ITI, March 07, 2017)
Too often in the broader cybersecurity discussion the fact is lost that state and local governments are some of the most vulnerable and sought after targets of cybercrime. While much of the discussion ...
California Holds Second Vendor Advisory Council Meeting (ITI, October 21, 2016)
The California Department of Technology (CDT) held its second Vendor Advisory Council meeting, early this week. The Vendor Advisory Council, established and coordinated by the IT Alliance for Public Sector ...
Gov. McAuliffe is Leading on States’ Cybersecurity Challenge (ITI, October 20, 2016)
Last week, we welcomed Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the ITI/ITAPS 2016 Cybersecurity Forum to deliver keynote remarks to our convening of experts gathered to discuss the future of cybersecurity ...
ITAPS Urges North Carolina Governor to Sign Contractor Liability Bill (ITAPS, July 06, 2016)
The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, recently sent a letter urging North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to sign state Senate bill 792 into law. The legislation, which was approved ...