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
Feds Should Support State and Local Cybersecurity Efforts (ITI, April 20, 2017)
When discussing cybersecurity, specifically securing IT systems, it’s not revolutionary to point out that states and localities struggle to keep up with the ever-increasing demands placed on them. It’s ...
ITAPS Supports Confirmation of Amy Tong as California CIO (ITI, April 19, 2017)
Today, on behalf of the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of tech trade group ITI, I will testify before the California Senate Rules Committee hearing in favor of the confirmation of Amy ...
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 ...