Va. IT vendor hires former state chief data officer | Govt-and-politics

Former Chief Data Officer Nelson Moe will be a part of one of many data know-how corporations he helped recruit as a vendor for state IT companies on the Virginia Data Expertise Company.

Iron Bow Applied sciences introduced Tuesday it has employed Moe as “gross sales technique principal” for the corporate’s state, native authorities and schooling establishment operation. The corporate mentioned he’ll function an issue knowledgeable for these prospects to assist them optimize their IT programs.

The appointment reunites Moe with Jon Ozovek, his former chief administrative officer at VITA, who left the company in February after Gov. Glenn Youngkin changed the CIO quickly after his inauguration as governor. Moe’s substitute, former Kansas CIO Phil Wittmer, resigned after lower than a month. Subsequently, Youngkin appointed Robert Osmond, an IT specialist on the Virginia Division of Transportation, as CIO.

“Success within the public sector requires a deep understanding of what our prospects want, the rising challenges they face day by day and the way know-how can help in delivering enterprise outcomes for presidency,” mentioned Ozovek, now chief transformation officer at Iron Bow.

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“Nelson Moe is among the most profitable visionary and transformational public sector leaders that I’ve come throughout,” he mentioned. “He has the expertise and perception essential to empower present and future Iron Bow prospects with the instruments and techniques to deal with these rising challenges.”

Moe led VITA by its transformation from a system relying solely on one vendor, Northrop Grumman Corp., to a fleet of eight corporations that present a full vary of telecommunication companies for 65 govt department businesses with greater than 55,000 workers.

The state IT company signed a $340 million contract with Iron Bow in 2018 to offer “end-user companies” — reminiscent of desktop and laptop computer computer systems — to businesses through the state’s transition from a 13-year, $2.4 billion contract with Northrop Grumman.

Moe mentioned in a press release Tuesday that his new position “is an thrilling alternative to assist my friends and make sure the know-how utilized by our prospects will instantly profit each their customers and constituents.”

“I’ve been constantly impressed with Iron Bow’s superior efficiency and dedication to its prospects and I sit up for serving to form its future,” he mentioned.

Moe was Virginia’s high data official for nearly seven years. He beforehand labored as chief data officer on the U.S. Home of Representatives and as a U.S. Navy submarine officer.

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