Look Who’s MeriTalking: Virginia CIO Nelson P. Moe

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has made important investments in IT and cybersecurity in its fiscal 2017 budget. Those investments will support a doubling of the staff supporting Virginia’s chief information security officer, the building of a cybersecurity range, as well as the establishment of a cybersecurity fusion center and a cybersecurity services bureau.

“The beauty of Virginia is that it’s a consolidated state–all the agencies come through us,” said Virginia Chief Information Officer Nelson P. Moe. “So from a cyber, governance, projects, and procurement, we get a chance to have a common agenda focus.”

Dan Verton
About Dan Verton
MeriTalk Executive Editor Dan Verton is a veteran journalist and winner of the First Place Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting -- the highest award in the nation for business/trade journalism. Dan earned a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and has spent the last 20 years in the nation's capital reporting on government, enterprise technology, policy and national cybersecurity. He’s also a former intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, has authored three books on cybersecurity, and has testified on critical infrastructure protection before both House and Senate committees.
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