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Aaron Weis

CIO, Department of the Navy

Golden Gov: Executive of the Year

Navy CIO Aaron Weis was attending a conference on the West Coast when COVID-19 began to upend life across the United States. One day, he’s attending meetings and speaking in front of a packed crowd of attendees, and the next, he’s working to figure out how to support a remote-enabled Navy and Marine Corps. “Within a matter of days, we went to full-blown pandemic crisis and we went from being able to support 12,000 teleworkers on any given day to in a matter of two weeks, we were supporting 200,000 plus teleworkers every day,” Weis said. “And that team came together and we more than quadrupled the size of the infrastructure for our teleworking.”