Nelson P. Moe is the chief information officer (CIO) of the Commonwealth of Virginia and leads the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). He was appointed by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe on June 8, 2015 and reappointed by Gov. Ralph Northam on March 28, 2018.
As CIO, he leads a 200-person organization responsible for oversight of an information technology (IT) portfolio worth $750 million in infrastructure services, IT procurements, cybersecurity and enterprise architecture. Moe serves as the Commonwealth’s chief IT procurement authority, responsible for enterprise-wide RFPs and contracts for IT infrastructure and applications. The CIO and VITA serve 65 state agencies, 55,000 Commonwealth employees and 8.6 million Virginian residents.
Moe led a multi-year transformation of the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure services from a single-supplier model to its current multisupplier sourcing model with seven suppliers and an integrator. As one of only three multisupplier models in the country, under Moe’s leadership, Virginia is pioneering new methods of service brokerage, providing unique flexibility, partnerships, competition, emerging technologies and critical business connections to its customers.
Prior to his current appointment, Moe served the U.S. House of Representatives in IT roles for 14 years, including as its CIO for three years. As CIO of the House, Moe developed IT vision, enterprise strategic planning, budget implementation, cybersecurity operations and risk posture, business continuity management, IT services and project management for members, leadership, committees and staff. Prior to his time at the House of Representatives, Moe served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and worked for several private sector companies and an IT startup.
Moe holds a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and graduate engineering degrees from both The Catholic University and George Washington University.