Thursday, November 30, 2023

All Virginia DMV offices to close for computer work

All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will close Saturday for changes to the department’s statewide computer system.

Find Hampton and Newport News DMV locations here.

The work, which is being performed by the Virginia Information
Technologies Agency, involves moving the state’s mainframe services to a new supplier.

The work also will affect business transaction on the department’s website.

Web service will be restored as soon as the move is completed, according to a news release from DMV.

Mainframes are computers known for their large size, amount of
storage, processing power and high level of reliability. They are used primarily by large organizations, such as DMV and other state agencies, for mission-critical applications requiring high volumes of  data processing, according to the news release.

The move is part of an overall change from one long-term supplier to multiple suppliers with shorter-term contracts, according to VITA.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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