As the Director of Information Technology for both the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Probation Office, Michael Harger leads all technology initiatives for the Southern District of Iowa. Together, these agencies uphold justice within our communities as part of the larger Federal judiciary. Michael began his career with The Weitz Company after earning a Construction Engineering degree from Iowa State University. Focused on managing the construction of large scale commercial projects, his career took a unique turn towards technology in 1999 when he filled the role of liaison between IT and construction operations during a short term project. Enjoying the technical side so much, Michael moved into the technology field full time and has held several different roles over the last 16 years with Weitz, Bankers Trust, and now the U.S. Court.