Jim Duffey was appointed to the position of Secretary of Technology for the State of Virginia by governor-elect Bob McDonnell in January 2010. Mr. Duffey will report directly to McDonnell when he takes office.
A private-sector executive in the IT business, Mr. Duffey brings wealth of experience to the position. After spending 24 years at Electronic Data Systems Corp., he departed and founded Duff Consulting, where he currently serves as the president and CEO. Mr. Duffey is also a former vice chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
During his tenure at EDS, Duffey was instrumental in revitalizing the firm’s large outsourcing contract for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, turning it into a notable success story for the outsourcing industry. He also oversaw a multi-billion dollar spending budget and was in charge of all interactions with third-party contractors. His team oversaw the design, installation and operation of the results systems for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Mr. Duffey studied politics at the University of Virginia and received his JD from the New England School of Law. His other contributions to the Northern Virginia community include service on the Board of Trustees of the George Mason University Foundation and the Executive Committee of the Kidney Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, AFCEA International, ITAA-Public Sector (TechAmerica), and the Hoop Dreams Scholarship fund. Mr. Duffey was the chairman of the Kidney Ball Executive Committee in 2008.