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Arlington County, Va., CIO Jack Belcher to Take On New Role

Longtime Arlington County, VA., CIO Jack Belcher will be transitioning to the role of chief technology innovation officer. Deputy CIO Norron Lee will take over for Belcher as the county’s IT director.

The skyline of Arlington, Va.
Arlington, Va.
On Thursday, Arlington County, Va., announced that longtime CIO Dr. Jack Belcher would be transitioning to the role of chief technology innovation officer. Norron Lee, the county’s deputy chief information officer, will be taking over as county CIO.

Belcher first joined the county 22 years ago as CIO and director of the county’s Technology Services Department. During this time, he has overseen various notable technology efforts, including providing technological support to the county’s first responders and emergency operations center in response to the Pentagon terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

He also oversaw the implementation of the county’s enterprise resource planning system, integrated Assessment and Revenue Collection System, voice-over-Internet-protocol-based enterprise telephone system, cloud-based services and broadband fiber-optic network, ConnectArlington.

In his new role, Belcher will advise the county’s senior leaders on digital strategy while building relationships across the regional technology space.

Arlington County, Va., CIO Norron Lee
Arlington County, Va., CIO Norron Lee
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“Our government services and community will continue to reap the benefits from the numerous contributions by Dr. Belcher,” said County Manager Mark Schwartz in a release. “He has been instrumental in launching the county’s open data portal and ConnectArlington, a fiber-optic, high-speed, dedicated network that links county and school buildings, ensuring that government, schools and the community will benefit as demand for digital services continually increases over the long-term.”

As for Belcher’s replacement, Norron Lee will transition from serving as deputy CIO to full-time chief information officer and director of the county’s Technology Services Department. Lee will oversee the county’s information technology services and operations teams. He will also manage all aspects of the county’s telecommunications, data privacy, cybersecurity, and web services and keep up with emerging technologies.

“We are excited to have Norron serve as the next director of technology services and CIO,” said acting Deputy County Manager Aaron Miller in the release. “I believe that he will continue the tradition of forward-leaning, innovative leadership in technology services and look forward to working with him.”