Army Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and head of U.S. Cyber Command, has been selected by the TechAmerica Foundation as its “Government Technology Executive of the Year.”
Alexander will accept the award at the foundation’s annual Technology and Government dinner June 20 in Washington, TechAmerica said Tuesday.
The award recognizes federal government leaders who utilize technology for public service.
As Cybercom head, Alexander coordinates and implements efforts to protect the Defense Department’s computer networks.
He previously served in the Department of the Army, the U.S. Central Command, the Army Intelligence and Security Command and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“General Alexander’s distinguished career has been dedicated to protecting our nation, and it only seems fitting that he is spearheading our defense in the newest realm of security,” said Shawn Osborne, TechAmerica Foundation chairman.
“He has contributed a great deal to advancing the United States’ national security by prioritizing protecting cyber space and it is an honor to be able to recognize his commitment to modernizing the way our government responds to security threats but more importantly, his service to our country,” Osborne said.