Tara Armstrong, Deputy Director of Technical Branch/CIO

Armstrong has been working at the Employment Training Panel, supporting its mission, since 2007 and is the ETP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Director of the Technical Operation Branch. 

Armstrong studied at California state University, Sacramento and Hartnell College, London England earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. Armstrong’s educational background and experience in information systems has helped bridge gaps between business and technology, increasing overall efficiencies and productivity. Her private sector experience included leading an agency’s efforts to become an early adopter of paperless processes. This decreased overhead and allowed quick access to customer information which led to a higher level of efficiency in customer service.

At ETP, Armstrong developed additional technology units, bridging business and technology, which led to the deployment of document sharing sites, digital signature workflows, and applications to better organize and manage institutional information. Armstrong is currently leading a Salesforce implementation for ETP’s Contracting Management System which will encompass all aspects of the program.