Mike Ressler announced Dan Sipes as ITD's new Director of Operations and Deputy CIO on Monday, October 28, 2013. Dan has been ITD's Director of Administrative Services since 1997. Prior to working at ITD, Dan worked at the North Dakota State Auditor's Office managing the Information Systems Audit section. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from the University of Mary. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

As Director of Operations and Deputy CIO, Dan is responsible for the administration and management of all operational functions. These responsiblities also include overall strategic planning, organizing, and coordinating of activities associated with providing statewide information technology and networked communications services to all state agencies and institutions, city and county governments, and K-12 education.