Steve HigginsThe Canyon County Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the hiring of Steven Higgins as the new chief information officer and director of information technology. Higgins comes to Canyon County after previously serving as the chief information officer for the Idaho State Police for the last seven years, where he was responsible for information technology structure, strategy, budgeting, procurement, contract negotiations, compliance, and security in supporting law enforcement activities. Higgins was also tasked with support for various state-level agencies, including three state forensics laboratories. In total, Higgins has over thirty years of experience in information technology, cyber security, and organizational development. Higgins is retired from the U.S. Air Force in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant with more than twenty-nine years of service throughout the world with various leadership assignments. He holds degrees in electronic systems technology and organizational management and has served as a consultant for law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally.

Higgins will help ensure the safe and efficient operations of information technology in service to the county while also safe-guarding the county from threats in the cyber security realm. He will provide leadership for the department and also implement strategic initiatives to further enhance stewardship and functionality. His employment with Canyon County began in September.

Higgins: “The opportunity to serve the citizens of Canyon County in this capacity brings new and exciting challenges.  I look forward to leading this incredible team of IT professionals and meeting the needs of the men and women entrusted with serving Canyon County.”