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Eric Link
Interim Chief Information Officer
Virginia Information Technologies Agency

(804) 416-6004

Year Appointed: 2015


Eric Link was appointed interim chief information officer (CIO) of the commonwealth and VITA agency head by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Link currently serves as executive director of legal and legislative services at VITA. In that position, he is responsible for providing executive leadership to VITA, and overseeing the agency's interactions with the Virginia General Assembly and the Office of the Attorney General. He has worked at VITA for more than nine years. In addition to his time serving the commonwealth, Link has worked at both the local and federal government levels. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, having earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. Link will serve in this role until Governor McAuliffe appoints a permanent replacement for outgoing CIO Sam A. Nixon Jr.

Other Information

IT Office Authority: Procurement approval for all IT projects over $100,000.

Ongoing oversight of all IT projects over $1,000,000.

IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office (goods); Dept. of Information Technology (services)

Special Projects: Additional details for these projects listed can be found under the URLs above.

  • E-Government Executive Order 51
  • Executive Order 65
  • Seat Management
  • Digital Signatures
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • e-Procurement
  • e-Communities
  • Main Street to E-Street
  • Digital Opportunities Task Force


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