Heather Abbott, who was named West Virginia’s CIO and head of its Office of Technology (OT) last summer, knows a thing or two about staying power.

Golfers interested in teeing off at a West Virginia state golf course can now reserve their time online. The booking upgrade is thanks to a partnership between the state and NBC Sports Next and GolfNow.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state has entered into a partnership with Tutor.com to provide online tutoring, test prep, and job support for West Virginia public library patrons across the state.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has launched its National Digital Titling Clearinghouse. According to the governor’s office, the clearinghouse is a central location for quick, efficient, and secure title transfers, and the first of its kind in the United States.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that in the first quarter of this year, the state will become the first in the country to digitize vehicle titles and the process to acquire vehicle registrations.


With today’s Iowa Caucus, the long slog to the 2020 Election is officially underway. In preparation for the General Election this November, West Virginia will become the first state to allow people with disabilities to vote with their smartphones.

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