About The West Virginia Office of Technology

The West Virginia Office of Technology, under the Department of Administration and its Chief Information Officer, may, in respect to executive agencies:

  • Develop a unified and integrated structure for information systems for all Executive agencies.

  • Establish, based on need and opportunity, priorities and time lines for addressing the information technology requirements of the various Executive agencies of state government.

  • Exercise the authority inherent to the Chief Executive of the State as the Governor may, by Executive Order, delegate to overrule and supersede decisions made by the administrators of the various Executive agencies of government with respect to the design and management of information systems and the purchase, lease or acquisition of information equipment and contracts for related services.

  • Draw upon staff of other Executive agencies for advice and assistance in the formulation and implementation of administrative and operational plans and policies.

  • Recommend to the Governor transfers of equipment and human resources from any Executive agency and the most effective and efficient uses of the fiscal resources of Executive agencies, to consolidate or centralize information-processing operations.


Cindy Smith

Deputy CIO

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Heather Abbott

Chief Operations Officer

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Danielle Cox

Chief Information Security Officer

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Meghan Shears

Chief Financial Officer

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Jamison Mitchell

Chief Digital Officer

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Roger Chapman

Director of Network Architecture and Engineering

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James Dixon

Professional Development and Outreach


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Jennelle Jones

General Counsel

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Donald Patterson

Deputy Chief Operations Officer

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Jeff Whitman

Director of Information Services

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Digital Government - Modern government services leveraging innovative technology and supported by a technology-empowered, efficient government workforce, empowering data-driven state strategies.

Technology Optimization & Value - Holistic financial analysis, contract management, and education & training ensure high return of the state’s technology investments.

Enterprise Services - Collaborative and agile technology services model fostering innovation and continuous enhancement.

Cybersecurity - A cybersecurity posture based upon a mature cyber risk service, ensuring cybersecurity protections are woven into the fabric of government operations.