Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee

Military Deputy to the CIO/G-6, U.S. Army

During his time as deputy to the CIO of the Army, Maj. Gen. Yee has supported the development of strategy, policy and guidance for the service’s ongoing effort to modernize and improve the network and its security. With his time in the role coming to an end, he pointed to the importance of leadership to the Army’s IT modernization. “Leaders provide purpose, direction, and motivation to the team to ensure mission accomplishment. While leaders provide vision and goals for the organization to achieve, I believe that it’s also important for leaders to truly care about the people they lead,” he said. “I believe we need technical, analytical, and IT leadership to optimize the modernization effort within federal IT. I add the IT leadership piece because it’s more than just technical skills that we need to move forward.” 

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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