Governor Abbott Appoints DIR Director of Strategic Digital Services to Work Group on Blockchain Matters

September 30, 2021
DIR News
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed DIR Director of Strategic Digital Services, Jennifer Buaas to the Work Group on Blockchain Matters. The work group will develop a master plan for the expansion of the blockchain industry in Texas and recommend policies and state investments in connection with blockchain technology.

Jennifer Buaas of Dripping Springs is Director of Strategic Digital Services at the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) where she is responsible for assisting agencies in the adoption of digital technology to automate processes, modernize legacy technology, and heighten the digital maturity of the workforce. Since 2005, she has served in several roles including as Director of Engineering, Director of Digital Government, and as product owner of the State of Texas digital assistant Texas by Texas (TxT). She is a past member of the Texas Association of State Systems Computing and Communication Board. Buaas received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Information Technology Excellence class and of the Governor’s Center for Management program.

She will serve as the ex-officio member representing DIR. For more about the appointment and the Work Group, see the Governor's press release at:…



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