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For immediate release: April 28, 2010
Meghan Penning

Kundra Addressed State Members at the 2010 NASCIO Midyear Conference

(Baltimore, MD) –Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information Officer for the US Office of Management and Budget spoke to the state CIOs today in Baltimore, Maryland at the 2010 NASCIO Midyear Conference.

Kundra challenged the CIOs to identify two areas where states and the federal government can collaborate on addressing challenges in information technology. Federal and state government spends billions a year annually on technology. With limited resources in federal and state government to carry out critical and non-critical services, we must work together in a state-federal IT partnership to find solutions and tools to get the maximum return on investment from information technology.

“We need federal and state government partnership to build and deliver the type of government services that the American people expect,” said Stephen Fletcher, NASCIO President and Utah CIO.

Kundra challenged the members to find ways to revamp outdated technologies and information systems that undermine our efficiency and threaten our security and to eliminate inefficiencies that squander hard earned savings in the federal government. He issued the same challenge to state CIOs to identify ideas using technology that the federal and state government could use to become efficient, deliver services and save taxpayer dollars at all level of government.

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NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The primary state government members are senior officials who have executive level and statewide responsibility for information technology leadership. State officials who are involved in agency level information technology management may participate as state members. Representatives from other public sector and non-profit organizations may also participate as associate members. Private sector firms may join as corporate members and participate in the Corporate Leadership Council. For more information about NASCIO visit

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