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Jason Gray

CIO, Department of Education

CIO, Department of Education

Not that he needed to be reminded of this, but one of the biggest lessons of the pandemic for Department of Education CIO Jason Gray was that “people are people first and foremost” and they are employees second. While enabling a remote workforce was mission No. 1, supporting colleagues was the key to being successful. “Our meetings are a little bit less structured,” he said, with conversations often drifting to how people were holding up and ways each other could support each other. “Every employee adds value to the mission,” he said of his fellow DOE IT workforce.

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