OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that Flint Waters will take over as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Wyoming. Waters previously worked for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and developed software used in tracking child pornography and protecting against child exploitation. That software has been used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the world.
“I am grateful that someone with Waters’ skills would come and work for the State,” Governor Mead said. “He has already made an enormous contribution to our society, and I look forward to seeing what he will do to advance the use of technology inside state government.”
Waters has won awards for his crime fighting from the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008 to talk about his software and has testified before Congressional committees on the topic.
“We worked hard to find innovative ways to protect our children and now I’m eager to take on the task of finding innovations for our state,” Waters said. “It is an honor to work with Governor Mead and his staff.”
Waters started work on April 30th.