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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Appoints Robert Osmond as CIO

As of today, Osmond joins Virginia’s Information Technologies Agency, officially replacing former CIO Phil Wittmer, who resigned from the position in late February. CISO Michael Watson had been serving as acting CIO.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Friday appointed former state transportation IT chief Robert Osmond as the commonwealth’s new chief information officer.

The appointment comes almost two months since Youngkin’s first pick, former Kansas Chief Information Technology Officer Phil Wittmer, resigned after only a month in office in late February.

Michael Watson, the state’s chief information security officer, has been serving as acting CIO since Wittmer’s departure.

“Mr. Osmond joins the agency with vast experience in the public and private sectors, having most recently led information technology, process improvement and strategic innovation at the Virginia Department of Transportation as the agency’s chief of technology and business strategy,” according to a statement from the agency.

Before that, Osmond was a partner with IBM for 15 years, leading organizations responsible for application innovation, business transformation and global process improvement for several Fortune 500 organizations and federal cabinet-level agencies.

According to the state’s press release, Osmond will work with VITA to continue its mission of becoming a more customer-focused technology partner and promote the use of innovative, efficient and secure technology to achieve new goals.