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David DeVries Appointed Michigan State CIO

David DeVries

David DeVries, former chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CIO of Michigan and director of the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

DeVries will succeed former DTMB director David Behen, who resigned in June to serve as vice president and CIO of La-Z-Boy, the state government said Wednesday.

“David’s efforts to modernize aging [information technology] infrastructure and improve cybersecurity at the federal level highlight his wealth of skills and experience that make him an excellent fit for this role,” said Gov. Rick Snyder.

DeVries formed the strategy and implementation plan of the Defense Department‘s largest IT modernization project as deputy CIO.

He also served as special assistant to the commanding general at the U.S. Army, where he led daily activities necessary to deliver enterprise-level IT services to the service branch within U.S.

DeVries’ appointment requires the state Senate’s advice and approval.

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