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STATE PROFILES   |   Delaware

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James Collins
Chief Information Officer
Department of Technology and Information

(302) 739-9629

Year Appointed: 2014


James Collins is Delaware’s Chief Information Officer and the Governor’s cabinet member that leads the Department of Technology and Information. James has extensive experience as an organizational leader, and on information technology projects. James worked in the Department of State as Deputy Secretary of State where he helped to expand the state’s e- Government initiatives and use of information technology. He also simultaneously served as the Director of Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulation for a portion of his tenure. James most recently served as Governor Jack Markell’s Deputy Chief of Staff where his duties included being policy advisor on information technology.

James’ experience includes being a senior consultant with Peregrine Systems, Inc. and MAXIMUS, Inc. where here implemented large-scale software projects for major clients such as the Pepsi Bottling Group, the United States Marine Corps, and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.

Prior to his consulting career James served his country in the United States Air Force for over eight years. James holds a BA from Wesley College and a Master’s of Science in Managing Innovation and Information Technology from Champlain College.

Other Information

CIO Statute: DE Code Title 29 Section 9007C

Awards: 2014 Best of the Web Award - #1 Cyber Security Website in Nation 2015 SAG Award – First Map - special achievement in GIS by Esri


Sustainable Success: State CIOs and Health Information Exchange Member of U.S. DOJ's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Global Advisory Committee State IT Workforce: Under Pressure