About - Staff Member - Liam Crawford
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
Evaluating Government Contracts in California Needs to be Holistic to be Effective
(June 15, 2017)
The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) recently sent a letter outlining our concerns with California’s A.B. 1546, a bill that would create a statutory mandate for the California Department of Technology ...
Feds Should Support State and Local Cybersecurity Efforts
(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
(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 ...
California Poised to Improve Cybersecurity
(March 16, 2017)
In 2015, an audit by California exposing glaring lapses in the state’s cybersecurity readiness quickly galvanized the California legislature and policymakers to take action. Fast forward to an oversight ...
Cybersecurity Must be Prioritized at the State and Local Level
(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 ...