Tim Roemer (photo, right), Chief Information Security Officer for the State in ADOA-ASET has been appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS), effective April 6, 2021. Tim succeeds Gil Orrantia, who recently retired as the department’s director after 11 years.
In addition to this appointment, Governor Doug Ducey announced that the cybersecurity operations overseen by Mr. Roemer at ADOA-ASET will become part of AZDOHS at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, 2021.
Tim has been a welcome addition to the ADOA team to lead and protect the state during what would turn out to be an unprecedented challenging time. The pandemic put the importance of cybersecurity to the forefront of operations at ADOA as much of the State workforce went home to work. Many systems were taxed beyond capacity and more bad actors used this time to increase cyberattacks. The cybersecurity team was resilient and unrelenting in their focus to protect the State during these increased attacks. Their resolve and efforts kept the State of Arizona systems and data safe.
With the mission of the cyber team in close alignment with the mission of the Department of Homeland Security, ADOA-ASET CIO JR Sloan (photo, left) and new AZDOHS Director Tim Roemer will work closely together to ensure not only a smooth transition, but a continued collaborative working relationship between the two agencies.