Information Technology Advisory Commission (ITAC)

Next Public Information Technology Advisory Commission Meeting:  Wednesday, October 28, 2015. 

See All Agendas and Annual Schedule for details

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Commission Purposes

  • Assists with information industry regulation
  • Advises the County Board on the following:
    • Technology issues to maintain the County as a 21st-century information and education center
    • County IT systems security
    • Improvement of County services through IT
    • Green and Smart buildings and infrastructure
    • Emergency and disaster communications
    • Nonregulated information systems, including Internet, CLEC, satellite and wireless communications
    • New information or telecommunications system effectiveness and efficiency
    • Cable TV and entertainment systems


7:30 p.m.  on fourth Wednesday of each month, except for November and December, when they are at same time, but on third Wednesday.

Arlington County Courthouse Plaza Building
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Azalea Conference Room, Lobby Level
Arlington, VA 22201

Commission meetings are open to the public, and the Commission hears public comments relating to Commission issues at the beginning of each meeting. To send an email comment to the Commission, contact Commission Chair Frank Jazzo.

Note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change; check with Staff Liaison Rob Billingsley at 703-228-3195 to confirm meeting details or to receive an updated agenda.

Arlington County Advisory Group Handbook

The Advisory-Group-Handbook-2014 provides information for current and prospective Advisory Group (Commissions/Committees) members.  It was released during the Summer of 2014.

The chief role of the advisory groups (advisory groups, committees, task forces, boards and ad hoc groups) is to provide the County Board with policy advice. Because group members typically come from every corner of the County and are selected and appointed by the Board to provide a broad range of skills, talents, knowledge and perspectives, their comments and recommendations regularly represent the diverse needs and interests of people living and working in Arlington.

Statement by ITAC Board Liaison, Jay Fisette

“As County Board members, we count on our Advisory Groups, assisted by County staff, to frame challenges, identify potential conflicts, discuss relevant issues, and conduct analysis and evaluation. Where advisory groups are able to find consensus is very important to us. Where consensus cannot be reached, we still benefit from the discussion as it guides our questions, requests for more information or our need to defer to a later date in order to ensure the best decision to achieve overall community good.”