Kentucky CIO Testifies Before U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

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Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2018) – David Couch, the Associate Commissioner and K-12 Chief Information Officer at the Kentucky Department of Education, is testifying before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on May 17, 2018 at its hearing on Protecting Privacy, Promoting Data Security: Exploring How Schools and States Keep Data Safe. Couch also is a member of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Information Officer Network. 

“While we do many things from a pure technology perspective to provide cybersecurity at the state and district level, we spend more time on professional development, or what we call the ‘people side’ of cybersecurity and privacy,” Couch said in his prepared written testimony.

His full written testimony is available online here.


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public. 

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