On Wednesday, Governor Rick Snyder announced that he appointed David DeVries as the state’s new Department of Technology, Management, and Budget director and state chief of information officer. Mr. DeVries will facilitate the mission of DTMB to improve innovation, efficiency and the responsiveness of Michigan government. He has worked in many different government roles, including Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army special assistant to the commanding general.
Mr. DeVries earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army Senior Service College. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Joint Executive Management Program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
His appointment fills the vacancy following the resignation of former director David Behen who stepped down from the position in June. Mr. DeVries’ appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. He will begin in his new role on Tuesday, September 5.
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