Press Release

For immediate release: 
September 8, 2022​

​SDAT Announces New Deputy Director

(SDAT) today announced the appointment of Marcus Alzona to serve as Deputy
Director, succeeding Corbett Webb, who served the department since 2017 and has
accepted a position with the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel.

“Marcus Alzona brings over 30 years of public and private sector experience in software
engineering, computer networking, cybersecurity, blockchain, geospatial data, cloud
computing and mobile technologies to our team,” said SDAT Director Michael Higgs.
“SDAT is thrilled to welcome Marcus aboard and we look forward to capitalizing on his
extensive knowledge in Information Technology to make our department even more
efficient in serving our customers.”

“It is a pleasure to serve the Hogan administration by joining the SDAT team, and I am
honored to be entrusted with such an important role in the department,” said Alzona.

Prior to joining SDAT, Mr. Alzona worked as the Founder & Chief Technologist for keys,
a science & technology small business focused on innovation at the fusion of the
Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity & Blockchain, Geospatial & Open Standards,
Mobile & Wearable Computing, Public Safety & Smart Cities, Connected & Autonomous
Vehicles (CAV), and Unmanned Systems (UxS) / Drones.

Previously, he helped provide systems engineering, information technology &
communication assessments and program management for over a dozen federal
agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

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