This VITA function is strategic for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Secretary of Technology, with the advice of the Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) and the CIO, provides strategic direction for the use of technology resources for the commonwealth. VITA's role is one of facilitating the development of that direction and providing oversight to ensure information technology resources are used and appropriately managed within the confines of that direction. In part, VITA fulfills its responsibility by engaging in opportunity selections and then overseeing the portfolio of selections that have been made. Simplified, VITA oversees the pre-selection, selection, control and evaluation of strategic and designated IT projects and procurements to support executive branch agency business objectives.