IT Director Named One of the Country’s Most Influential

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Nov. 6, 2007

Information Technology Director Named One of the
Country’s Most Influential Government Leaders

Government Technology magazine recently named Wanda Gibson, director of the Department of Information Technology, as one of government’s five most influential female chief information officers.

Through strategic and policy planning, Gibson directs the department’s 450 employees and its many business units including information security; courtroom and public safety technologies; Web site development; infrastructure; financial systems; business applications; and Geographic Information Systems, among others. Gibson is a member of several professional groups including serving as the most recent chair of the Washington Metropolitan CIOs; Council of Governments CIO Committee (2006-2007 chair); National Capital Region Interoperability Working Group; Commonwealth of Virginia Interoperability Advisory Group; Virginia IT Leaders; Metropolitan Information Exchange; and Government Management Information Society.

“Wanda is truly a visionary leader in the world of government IT,” said David J. Molchany, deputy county executive for information. “This well-deserved recognition shows not only Wanda’s strengths as a leader, but it also demonstrates Fairfax County’s commitment to excellent, efficient and effective information technology resources for residents and businesses. Almost everything the county accomplishes today has a link to technology and Wanda’s leadership is evident.”

Gibson joins four other chief information officers from around the country recognized by Government Technology magazine: Teri Taki from the state of Michigan; Karen Evans, administrator of the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology at the U.S. government’s Office of Management and Budget; Gail Roper, named for her service to Kansas City and Raleigh, N.C.; and Brenda Decker from the state of Nebraska.


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