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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 06:02:00 EST
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Commonwealth of Virginia's Information Technology Advisory Council meets for first time in five years

State legislation recently revitalized the council’s mission and membership
(Richmond, VA) - 

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) met late last week for the first time in five years. The council, recently revamped by state legislation, is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Commonwealth and the Secretary of Administration regarding information technology (IT) in the Commonwealth.

“Technology has become integral to federal, state, local and tribal governments, businesses and individuals,” said Secretary of Administration of the Commonwealth Lyn McDermid. “It’s also a critical priority for Governor Youngkin’s administration, as is a whole-of-government approach. The ITAC folds directly into that approach in its advisement about broader technology issues.”

“The ITAC is a key component of IT planning for the present and the future in the Commonwealth,” said Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Robert Osmond. “This body will provide a regular channel for legislative and private input to executive branch IT leadership on a wide range of subjects, including cybersecurity, strategy, priorities and more.”

Prior to 2022, the ITAC was composed of representatives of other state agencies. The newly-implemented state legislation expanded the council’s scope to include cybersecurity and changed the membership of ITAC to consist primarily of citizen members and legislators. Currently, ITAC’s members are the CIO of the Commonwealth, the Secretary of Administration, Secretary of Labor of the Commonwealth Bryan Slater, three members of the Senate: Senators Jennifer Boysko, John Bell and Bill DeSteph (appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules), four members from the House of Delegates (to be appointed), and 10 non-legislative citizen members appointed by the Governor.

For more information on the ITAC, visit VITA’s website.


About the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
VITA is the commonwealth's consolidated technology services and solutions provider responsible for the operation of the state's technology infrastructure, governance, security and oversight of major IT projects, and procurement of technology-related goods and services on behalf of state and local governments.


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