James A. Weaver Secretary & State Chief Information Officer James "Jim" Weaver joined the N.C. Department of Information Technology in March 2021, with more than 30 years of leadership and management in the IT industry. As secretary and state chief information officer, he leads the agency responsible for strategic IT planning and the procurement and delivery of IT services and solutions as well as cybersecurity and efforts to expand broadband access and affordability across North Carolina. Prior to NCDIT, Weaver served as director and state CIO at Washington Technology Solutions. In that role, he strengthened the department and the state enterprise by focusing on efficiency, consistency and continuous improvement; driving business alignment; balancing operations and policy; and seeking quicker adoption of newer technology. Weaver was also chief technology officer for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he held chief technology officer and deputy CIO roles in Pennsylvania’s departments of human services, aging and insurance. His expertise with large-scale modernization efforts have been nationally recognized three times by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and twice by Computerworld Honors. Weaver holds numerous ITIL certifications and earned his Certified Government Chief Information Officer qualification from Harrisburg University. He is also an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces, previously serving in the Army National Guard in Washington and Pennsylvania and currently serving in North Carolina. As secretary, Weaver chairs the North Carolina Information Technology Strategy Board. He also serves on the several committees for the NASCIO, including its executive committee and broadband advisory group. He also co-chairs the Enterprise Architecture Committee.