State Profile

State of Mississippi

Craig Orgeron
Craig Orgeron
Chief Information Officer and Executive Director
State of Mississippi
Phone: (601) 432-8000
State of Mississippi
Department of Information Technology Services
3771 Eastwood Dr

Jackson, MS 39211-6381

Year Appointed:

2011

Biography:

Dr. Orgeron has over 27 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. Currently, he serves
as the as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology
Services (ITS) and Chief Information Officer for the State of Mississippi. In this role, Dr.
Orgeron provides statewide leadership in the provision of services that facilitate cost-effective
information processing and telecommunication solutions for agencies and institutions. He has
served as President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO),
and 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
and Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology.

Other Info:

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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