Division of Innovation, Data, Research, and Technology Services

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Division of Innovation, Data, Research and Technology Services

Dr. Dave Myers, Chief Information Officer and Deputy Superintendent

The Division of Innovation, Data, Research, and Technology Services is responsible for conducting objective analyses and scientifically-sound research to assist in fulfilling the agency’s strategic goals, as well as the support of the public’s use of educational data and research. 

Department of Strategic Innovation - Andy Armstrong, Assistant Superintendent

The Department of Strategic Innovation deploys professional expertise and strategies focused on systemic innovation. Meeting the needs of students by promoting innovation and excellence in our K-12 system are core priorities of the Governor, the Secretary of Education, and the Superintendent. 

Department of Data, Research and Technology - Paul Cormal, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Superintendent

The Department of Data, Research and Technology is responsible for the collection of data and ensuring that all state and federal reporting requirements are met. The team also supports the technology needs of the agency, as well as the development and maintenance of all technology applications and databases.  

Chief Information Security Officer - Diane Carnohan*

*This Chief Information Security Officer reports directly to Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Chief Information Security Officer develops, manages, and maintains the agency’s information technology (IT) security program in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia's IT security policies and standards. Responsibilities of the Chief Information Security Officer include: building a strong interactive partnership with school divisions in the area of IT security and assisting them in the development and implementation of IT security guidelines, plans, procedures and best practice recommendations.