Kaine appoints new secretary of technology

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine appointed consultant Leonard M. Pomata to become Virginia’s secretary of technology.

Pomata will replace Aneesh Chopra, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to become the country’s first Chief Technology Officer.

Pomata has been an information technology consultant for businesses since 2007. Previously, he worked in a variety of information technology firms. He was COO and president of DIGICON from 2004 and 2007. He also served as president of the webMethods Inc.’s Government Business Unit; senior vice president of business development at Oracle Corp.; and CEO and president of PRC Inc.

Pomata served on the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Information Technology from 1998 to 2000 and was appointed to the Virginia Security and Preparedness Panel in 2001.

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