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State Department Names New Chief Technology Officer

The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s new technology executive has worked in a series of increasingly responsible roles in state government before his appointment this month to his CTO role.

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The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has named a new chief technology officer.

Isaac Vallee.
Isaac Vallee
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The new CTO, who has a deep background in cloud architecture, data migration, information security and a host of other specialties, is Isaac Vallee, who started in his new role this month.

Vallee has been in state service for more than 15 years, beginning with the California Department of Social Services and holding a series of increasingly responsible roles — associate programmer analyst, staff programmer analyst, senior programmer analyst and systems software specialist (IT specialist III) — before moving to DTSC and taking the CIO position. Before his state service, Vallee worked in technology in the private sector.

He pursued general studies at Sierra College, received his associate’s degree in information technology from Heald College, and earned his bachelor’s in IT from the University of Phoenix. Vallee’s professional credentials include SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) and certification from Microsoft as an expert in Azure Fundamentals. He is also credentialed through ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library).

In his LinkedIn profile, Vallee says his specialties include cloud architecture, cybersecurity, cloud migration, modern application development; network and systems security; business impact analysis; data integrity/recovery; risk assessment; and cost benefits analysis.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.