Fairfax County, Va., names Gibson its IT director

Fairfax County, Va., names Gibson its IT director

Wanda Gibson was named this week to be director of the Information Technology Department for Fairfax County, Va. Gibson moves into the position after spending the last two years as the county's chief technology architect.

Fairfax County has an IT budget of more than $75 million and a population larger than that of seven states. Gibson said moving to the director's position from chief technology architect will not be much of a change but it will giver her more influence in the organization of the office and staff training.

Gibson said her main priorities include adding to the county's electronic-government services'such as allowing residents to apply for land development permits online'modernizing the county's data center and continuing geographic information system and land development system initiatives. There are at least $25 million worth of projects underway in the county, Gibson said.

Gibson also served for three years as chief information officer of Arlington County, Va., and was the executive director of information systems and services at Howard University in Washington. She received her master's and bachelor's degrees from Howard.

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