CompTIA’s Public Sector Practice and Jennifer Saha Named Finalist for Route Fifty’s Navigator Award

CompTIA is proud to announce that its public sector practice and Jennifer Saha, director of CompTIA’s public sector councils, were named finalist for Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards in the category of the Government Allies and Cross Sector Partners category.

Route Fifty’s Navigator Award honors individuals and teams of individuals who either work in or with state, county and municipal government in the U.S. Finalists were chosen for their demonstrated abilities to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve.

Why CompTIA was Chosen as a Finalist?
After Senate Bill 20 imposed new rules on Texas purchasing, the state relied on CompTIA to establish a procurement committee. CompTIA launched an education campaign and recently released guidance for department CIOs wary of speaking with vendors for fear of violating Senate Bill 20 regulations. In partner states, CompTIA created a neutral, collaborative conduit between government and the technology industry, just like with the Texas Department of Information Resources.

Procurement activity is down in many states. Team CompTIA and Jennifer were named finalist for the Navigator Award because of their continued hard work to engage vendors early and often about pending legislation that has the potential to spur growth in the wake of reform,” said Dave Nyczepir, editor of Route Fifty.

“We are honored to be recognized for this prestigious award,” Saha said. “Change is never easy and change in government presents unique challenges that can slow down service delivery, create confusion and ultimately make interactions between government and the private sector challenging. We will continue to solicit industry input on future procurement reforms and encouraging open competition. We are committed to helping state and local governments understand how to best leverage technology to better serve their citizens and promoting innovation within the commercial, civil and national security aspects of the space industry.”