Thursday, December 10, 2009

Long Beach Port IT Head Wins Top Award

The head information technology executive at the Port of Long Beach has been awarded the 2009 Best of California Award for Leadership in Management of Information Technology from the Center for Digital Government.

Doug Albrecht, Director of Information Management for the City of Long Beach Harbor Department, was among six recipients of the annual award selected by state and local government IT leaders throughout California.

The Port of Long Beach, the second busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere, is managed and operated by the 400-plus staff members of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department.

In honoring Albrecht, the CDG cited several recent projects implemented by the port's Information Management division, including the development of state-of-the-art IT architecture for the port's new Security Command and Control Center, the recently opened headquarters for the port's internal security forces that also serves as a regional security center for various federal and local agencies.

Prior to joining the Harbor Department 20 years ago, Albrecht spent 14 years in the private sector, developing records-keeping software.