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STATE PROFILES   |   Mississippi

Craig Orgeron
Chief Information Officer and Executive Director
Department of Information Technology Services

(601) 432-8000

Year Appointed: 2011


Dr. Orgeron has over 24 years of information technology experience in both the private sector and the federal and state level of the public sector. Dr. Orgeron began his career as a communications-computer systems officer in the United States Air Force. He has participated in numerous government information technology task forces and committees, such as the Mississippi Broadband Task Force, the Digital Signature Committee, the Electronic Government Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission on Digital Government, which led to the implementation of the enterprise electronic government in Mississippi. Dr. Orgeron holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS, a master’s degree and doctorate in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Orgeron is a certified public manager and a graduate of the Senator John C. Stennis State Executive Development Institute, as well as the Institute on International Digital Government Research, and the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Series, Leadership for a Networked World.

Other Information

CIO Statute: MS Code Sections 25-53-19, 25-53-21

IT Office Authority: MS Code Sections 25-53-1 through 25-53-191

IT Procurement Responsibility: Department of Information Technology Services

Special Projects: E-government, MS Health Information Network (, MS Wireless Communications Commission (


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