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NASCIO Presents White House Officials with Technology Champion Award

NASCIO has awarded Aneesh Chopra, U.S. chief technology officer, and Vivek Kundra, U.S. chief information officer, with the association's 2011 NASCIO Technology Champion (NTC) award. The award is in recognition of outstanding contributions promoting government performance excellence through sound information technology solutions, policies and practice. NASCIO presented the awards May 6, during the 2011 Midyear Conference in Washington, D.C.

"This year, NASCIO is recognizing two individuals who model how their roles can work together at the federal level while maintaining a keen understanding of state issues," said Kyle Schafer, NASCIO president and West Virginia chief technology officer said in the awards presentation. "Aneesh Chopra has made a special effort to reach out to the nation's state CIOs to participate in innovative solutions for making government run more efficiently, seeking a multistate approach for common state problems, such as healthcare modernization and advocating for Federal Reform to assist states. Having Chopra's perceptive and advocacy has been invaluable. Vivek Kundra's work is revolutionary and breaking new ground. His introduction of the Federal Dashboard, Data.gov and his 25 Point Plan are innovative, promote transparency and create a new era of cooperation among the federal government and the states."

NASCIO presents the NTC Award on an annual basis. Nominees may be elected or appointed officials representing federal, state or local government, academicians, authors, journalists, or individuals from the non-profit or private sector. Visit the following link to learn more www.nascio.org/awards/ntc/.

Longtime NASCIO Member Departs State Government

On May 31, George Boersma will retire from his position as director of technology partnerships for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Boersma has been with the state of Michigan for 17 years. Prior to state government, he spent 27 years in the private sector, primarily in the banking industry. During his tenure, Boersma played many key roles within NASCIO, including serving on the Executive Committee when the association changed its name from NASIRE to NASCIO. He most recently served on the NASCIO Healthcare Working Group and the State Connectivity and Broadband Committee.

Before his departure, NASCIO Connections interviewed Boersma about his experiences.

What will you miss most about your career in state government?
I will miss the people the most. I have had the pleasure to work and create relationships with individuals from state and local governments in Michigan, other states and the vendor community that I will miss. I will also miss the challenges of coming up with new strategies to improve IT in Michigan, resulting in a better Michigan and the public sector in general.

What is your fondest memory of NASCIO?
Coming to government from the private sector I didn't realize how important an organization like NASCIO was until the second year I was state CIO. Meeting with your peers presented great value to me, along with the timely information NASCIO produces. That was especially true during Y2K. While on the NASCIO board, we made the decision to change the name of the organization from NASIRE to NASCIO. Another tough board decision was to cancel our Annual Conference due to 9-11. I have also had the pleasure to see NASCIO become a respected national leading organization under the direction of someone from Kentucky that I used to sit next to at the conference -- excellent job Doug Robinson.

What is your most memorable moment over the past years with the State of Michigan?
I have had a very rewarding 17 years at the state of Michigan. I have had three different jobs during that time period: state purchasing director, the second state CIO and director of a newly formed organization - Technology Partnerships. Each one of those opportunities enabled me to meet new people, develop new strategies and keep my workaholic tendencies intact.

What can you tell us about your future plans?
The future holds great promise as well, with watching the grandkids grow up, a long list of projects at both of our homes, some travel, doing volunteer work and maybe even some real work on occasion. However, for the first time in 43 years, there are no strategic plans, project plans, timelines, etc. to compete with the above plans.

NASCIO Midyear Conference Wrap-up

Representatives from 42 states and territories and more than 100 partner organizations gathered May 3-6 for the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Washington, D.C. According to evaluation results, 100 percent of respondents stated the conference met or exceeded their expectations and all sessions had favorable ratings. "With record attendance, enthusiastic involvement from states and partners and highly-rated sessions, I congratulate NASCIO on an excellent conference," said Dugan Petty, CIO of Oregon and Programs Committee chair. "Additionally, thank you to all members of the Programs Committee for planning a highly successful conference. We look forward to seeing everyone in Denver in October at the Annual Conference."

Speaker presentations and audience polling results are now available at www.nascio.org/events/2011midyear/resources.cfm. Also visit NASCIO's Facebook page to view additional photos from the conference.

Visit the Midyear Sponsor Resource Center between now and June 1, 2011, to view thought leadership materials from top global IT firms. The resources include informative whitepapers, in-depth research briefs, survey results and other educational materials.

Planning for the 2011 Annual Conference has already begun - Sponsorships open June 15 at 12:00pm Eastern time. At that time you can visit www.nascio.org/events/sponsorship.cfm to secure your sponsorship. Remember, some sponsorship levels are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for the Annual Conference in Denver will open June 20. New this year, NASCIO and the Public Technology Institute are planning some co-located events during the Annual Conference to enhance state and local government information sharing. Tentative plans call for PTI attendees to join us for our welcome reception on Sunday, October 2, and for a joint session the morning of Tuesday, October 4. Stay tuned for additional information.

Time is running out…Apply for a NASCIO Recognition Award and Honor State Government IT Innovation

Don't miss your chance: June 1 is the deadline to submit your nomination for NASCIO's prestigious Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. The awards are an annual opportunity to acknowledge the best in state government IT innovation, as judged by an expert panel of peers. For complete details or to submit a nomination, visit www.nascio.org/awards. Contact Alison Keller with questions at (859) 514-9167 or akeller@AMRms.com.

NASCIO's state recognition awards will be presented during the 2011 NASCIO Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Recognition is provided in the following categories:

  • Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Data, Information and Knowledge Management
  • Digital Government: Government to Business
  • Digital Government: Government to Citizen
  • Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
  • Fast Track Solutions
  • Improving State Operations
  • Information Communications Technology Innovations
  • Open Government Initiatives
  • Risk Management Initiatives

New Book Highlights Emerging Trends and Practices in CIO Leadership in State Government

NASCIO has partnered with the Public Technology Institute (PTI) on the publication of CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices, a book that illuminates the role of the state CIO and shares leading technology practices and innovative programs in state government. This is the first book written exclusively by and for the state CIO. It is a thought leadership guide aimed at the practitioner and those who interact with the state CIO. This book is also for anyone who aspires to the CIO position in a state or state agency or who wants to better understand how the CIO leads information technology in state government, builds alliances and provides key citizen services.

Get your copy from Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/67m8gml
$40.00 List / Discounts may apply

CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices contains 26 chapters (328 pages) written by 37 authors. The book explores these topics and more:

  • The New State CIO
  • IT Governance
  • Critical Operations and Infrastructure
  • Leading Innovation and the CIO as Chief Innovation Officer
  • Portfolio and Service Management
  • Disaster Planning and Continuity of Operations Planning
  • Enterprise Planning, Analysis and Services
  • Budgeting and Procurement
  • Managing Data, Information and Knowledge

Register Now for the Healthcare IT Connect Summit

NASCIO is partnering with the Healthcare IT Connect, and state CIOs will receive complimentary registration for the 2011 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. The summit will be held June 21-23 in Dulles, Va. Visit the following link to register your state's two complimentary attendees. Use the abbreviation of your state as the discount code. http://statehealthcareitconnectsummit.eventbrite.com/

View full agenda - If you have any questions, please contact Chad Grant, NASCIO policy analyst, (859) 514-9148 or cgrant@AMRms.com or Rob Waters, vice president of development with Healthcare IT Connect, (646) 873-8809 or robw@healthcareitconnect.com.

Corporate members are eligible to receive a 30 percent discount for registration. Use the discount code NASCIOVEN.

"Best of NIEM" Awards Nominations now open

Do you, your team or organization represent the "best of NIEM"? If so, be sure to submit your nomination by June 7, 2011. Award criteria, eligibility, nomination form, and other important details can be found at: www.iir.com/registration/niemtraining/best.aspx

A grassroots initiative, NIEM was born as a best practice developed by a handful of state and local practitioners. Today, NIEM has adoption across all 50 states and is on the verge of international adoption. The broad community has some great NIEM success stories because of the hard work of its members.

In 2009, the NIEM program recognized five awardees that served or processed more than 16 million transactions per year. They had complex environments with legacy systems and used innovative new technologies, integrating data across hundreds of data sources. Each project included collaboration across at least five agencies or teams and their challenges were not small, or easy, and yet they rose to the challenge eagerly.

  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Enterprise Service Bus Team
  • New York City HHS-Connect Program
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Improvement Program
  • Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System
  • Paragon Technology Group for the development of the EOC-I, Emergency Operations Center - Interconnectivity

Honoree benefits include:

  • Bragging rights and recognition
  • Exposure on the special awards page on www.NIEM.gov
  • Receive an award in front of your peers at the NIEM 2011 National Training Event, August 23-25 in Philadelphia, Pa.

NASCIO Supports the National Information Exchange Model

NASCIO has issued a policy statement of support recommending participation and adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). NIEM is essentially a community that provides a broad range of products and capabilities for enabling information sharing.

In conjunction, NASCIO announced the release of its guidance document, "A Call to Action: Information Exchange Strategies for Effective State Government." NASCIO published this report to provide state CIOs with background, guidance and recommendations in support of state government adoption of NIEM to achieve effectiveness in government through collaborative information sharing. The recommendations describe early steps that state CIOs can take to get started with NIEM. The call to action is available at www.nascio.org/publications and the statement of support can be found at www.nascio.org/advocacy/current.

"NIEM has been widely adopted within the justice line of business," said Kyle Schafer, NASCIO president and chief technology officer for the state of West Virginia. "We're encouraging state government CIOs to bring the NIEM products and capabilities into their enterprise architecture and data management strategy for use across all government lines of business."

As a guiding principle, NASCIO is promoting effective government through effective collaboration. Collaboration is enabled through information exchange. NIEM provides a holistic set of capabilities for connecting federal, state and local government. If government can connect the various agencies and jurisdictions at critical points in service delivery, government can effectively orchestrate its services to citizens.

"We've been a long time partner with the NIEM Initiative," said Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director. "We recently conducted a survey of the state CIOs to gauge awareness and adoption of NIEM. Based on the results of that survey, we issued the statement of support and the call to action. We wanted to offer practical advice to CIOs on how to get started and sustain adoption of NIEM."

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Watch on Washington

NSTIC Governance Workshop Announced

In the May 20 Federal Register, NIST announced that the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Governance Workshop will be held June 9-10, 2011. This workshop will identify and discuss various governance models to administer the process for policy and standards adoption for the Identity Ecosystem Framework, in accordance with the strategy. The goals of this workshop are to provide a venue for discussion and additional clarity on the forthcoming notice of inquiry (NOI) on models for a governance structure for the NSTIC Identity Ecosystem, including an overview of key issues pertaining to structure, stakeholder representation, steering group initiation, and priorities. Additional workshops will be announced in the Federal Register. You must register by 5:00 pm Eastern on June 3, 2011, at the following link
www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-workshop-june2011.cfm. Additional workshop details will be available at www.nist.gov/nstic/.

Successful Fly-In for State CIOs

NASCIO would like to thank the state CIOs for making our annual Fly-In successful. This was the largest Fly-In NASCIO had ever held, with 60 participants representing 38 states. The NASCIO D.C. Fly-In provided participants with the opportunity to meet and network with federal counterparts at the Federal Communications Commission, General Service Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation National 9-1-1 Office, and Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health.

This year, for the first time, the Fly-In included a state and federal CIO roundtable hosted by Vivek Kundra, federal CIO, at the White House conference center. Attendees discussed collaboration, emerging technologies and the February 28 flexibility memo's impact on state IT operations. State CIOs also had the opportunity to meet and get briefings from Hill staff and key strategic partners such as the National Governors Association, National Association of State Budget Officers and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Some state members also met with key Hill staff to deliver NASCIO advocacy goals.

The Fly-In is designed to establish and strengthen relationships at the federal and strategic partner level. The Fly-In also provides an opportunity to reinforce recognition of NASCIO as the primary resource for policy makers on state information technology policy and implementation. Our next Fly-In will take place in conjunction with the 2012 Midyear Conference.

DHS Announces Grant Guidance for FY11 Preparedness Grants

On May 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of FY11 grant guidance and application kits for 12 DHS grant programs totaling $2.1 billion. The grants are to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in preventing, protecting, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grant guidance incorporates feedback from DHS' state, local, tribal and territorial and private sector partners.

FY11 DHS grants were reduced by $780 million from the FY10 enacted level, nearly a quarter of FY10 DHS grant funding. The grants focus on the highest risk cities that continue to face the most significant threats, while providing funding to law enforcement throughout the nation. More than 30 cities were cut from the Urban Areas Security Grant Program as a result in the reduction of funding. DHS also issued a supplemental guidance on cyber security. Funds in the State Homeland Security Program, Urban Areas Security Initiative, Metropolitan Medical Response System, and Citizen Corps Program can be used to invest in functions that support and enhance cybersecurity programs. Read the cyber guidance here.

For the first time ever, NIEM has a stand-alone supplemental grant guidance document that outlines all the great ways state and locals can use FEMA grant funds for NIEM. This includes planning and IEPD development, governance, communications, training, travel, purchase of software/tools to ease development, and travel to the NIEM National Training Event. To read the grant guidance, click
here
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To view the overall grant guidance and press release, click here. To read the FY11 Homeland Security Grant Program and guidance, click here.

CMS Releases Guidance on Enhanced Match for Health IT

On May 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors on the use of administrative funds to support health information exchange as part of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. This letter provides further guidance on how states can qualify for enhanced federal funding for administrative expenses related to the electronic health record program and criteria to qualify for the 90 percent match available to states through the Recovery Act. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

NIST Issues Draft of Cloud Computing Guide

On May 12, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft cloud computing synopsis and recommendations, Special Publication 800-146, Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations. The new guide reviews the NIST definition of cloud computing, and provides an overview of cloud environments: Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. The publication also presents information on the relative opportunities and risks of cloud computing. The guidance can be downloaded at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-146/Draft-NIST-SP800-146.pdf. Comments should be sent to 800-146comments@nist.gov by June 13, 2011.

FCC Seeks Comments for a More Resilient and Reliable 9-1-1 System

On May 12, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed rules requiring Interconnected VoIP service and broadband Internet service providers to report significant outages. The NPRM seeks comment on the definition of outage reporting for these services, the proposed reporting thresholds, and the effectiveness of mandatory reporting, how the reporting process should work, what information should be reported, and confidential treatment of the outage reports. For more information, click here.

Changes to Electronic Privacy Law

On May 17, after two years of discussion and hearings on updating the Electronic Privacy Law, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011. The bill will make changes to the existing law to improve privacy protections for consumers' electronic communications and to clarify the legal standards for the government to obtain this information. The legislation includes enhanced privacy protections for the content of email and other electronic communications, which would be subject to a search warrant requirement based on probable cause. The bill also includes new privacy protections for location information that is collected, used or stored by service providers, smartphones and other mobile technologies.

The bill includes a provision to enhance the cybersecurity of U.S. computer networks, by allowing service providers to voluntarily disclose content to the government that is pertinent to addressing a cyber-attack involving their computer network. This provision includes important reporting requirements to protect privacy and civil liberties. The bill also improves law enforcement tools, including a provision to allow the government to temporarily delay notification of its access of stored electronic communications, if notification would endanger national security.

A coalition of tech companies and public interest groups known as the
Digital Due Process coalition has been lobbying Congress to update the law to reflect the changes and use of new technologies such as cloud computing. They argue that current laws provide different legal standards to electronic communications depending on how it is stored and when it was drafted.

To read the text and explanation of the bill, click here.

Senate Homeland Committee Introduces D-Block Legislation

On May 19, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) and committee member John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced their long-awaited D-Block reallocation bill (S.1040). The bill is similar to H.R. 607, introduced by Representative Peter King (R-NY) in February. The Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 would set aside the "D-Block" part of the spectrum specifically for public safety agencies to build a secure coast-to-coast communications network to use in emergencies. It would provide almost $11 billion in funding for the creation and maintenance of the network; nonetheless, S.1040 would have to be negotiated with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which is circulating a revised bill (S. 28) by Chairman John Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is expected to mark up S. 28 the week of June 6. In the meantime, House Energy and Commerce members continue to weigh the options on how to build a public safety network and held a hearing on May 25 to continue the discussion on how to pay for and build the network. More information on S.1040 can be found here.

House Committee Marks Up FY12 Homeland Security Spending Measure

On May 24, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the FY12 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The spending measure provides $40.6 billion in total non-emergency funding for the various programs and agencies within DHS. This is a decrease of $1.1 billion below the FY10 level and $3 billion below the President Obama's FY12 request. The bill provides $5.3 billion for FEMA , a decrease of $1.9 billion from FY10. The $5.3 billion includes a cut of $2.1 billion to state and local grants. The bill provides $1 billion for FEMA's State and Local Programs such as the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Areas Security Initiative, Driver's License Security Grants and the Interoperable Communications Grant Program. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, added $1 billion in disaster response funding to help cover the costs of recent disasters. The funding could be used this fiscal year and would be offset by reductions from unused funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for a loan program for fuel efficient vehicle production. The amendment was adopted and the bill was approved by the full Appropriations panel by a vote of 27-20. For more information, click here.

IRS Delays 3 Percent Withholding Implementation

On May 9, the IRS issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would delay the implementation of the 3 percent withholding requirements on payments from federal, state and local government to contractors until 2013 and exempt any payments of less than $10,000. In conjunction with the issuance of the final regulation, the IRS also issued proposed regulations that would provide that the exclusion for payments under existing contracts that had not been materially modified would terminate with payments after December 31, 2013. These proposed regulations would subject payments under all contracts to section 3402(t) withholding after December 31, 2013, unless another exception applied. This rule would avoid the administrative burden of distinguishing between payments made under existing contracts and all other payments while allowing time to address concerns about applying the withholding requirements to existing contracts. In the final rule, the IRS issued a series of exemptions made under the law. The proposed regulations should apply to payments made after December 31, 2011.

Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by August 8, 2011. To view the rules and propose rules, visit the following links.

Rule: Extension of Withholding to Certain Payments Made by
Government Entities, 26583-26603 [2011-10760]

Proposed Rule: Withholding on Payments by Government Entities
to Persons Providing Property or Services, 26678-26679 [2011-10758]

NASCIO In The News

New Members

We would like to welcome our newest member to NASCIO:
Wipro Technology (Corporate Member)

Members In The News

DELAWARE

Jim Sills, Secretary and CIO
    Delaware links government offices, school districts to prepare for data-center consolidation

OKLAHOMA

Alex Petit, CIO
    IT Consolidation Signed into Oklahoma Law

TENNESSEE

Mark Bengel, CIO
    When consolidating, start with a "coalition of the willing"

VIRGINIA

Sam Nixon, CIO
    CIO Sam Nixon tries to fix Virginia's IT outsourcing effort

Committee & Work Group Updates

The Health Care Working Group plans to release an action list for state CIOs in early June. The list will provide a comprehensive guide to navigating the Affordable Care Act. The May call will include guest speakers, Rick Friedman and Donna Schmidt from the Center for Medicaid, CHIP, Survey and Certification.

The Security and Privacy Committee continues to focus on identifying and defining core security services state governments provide to ensure the protection and integrity of states' data resources and networks. Currently, a draft of 16 identified services is under review.

The Social Media Forum continues to examine social media topics of interest to state members through presentations at monthly calls. Additionally, a NASCIO legal sub-committee continues terms of service discussions with social media providers. The current discussions with YouTube are of paramount importance, and a proposal from NASCIO to legal staff at YouTube has been submitted and is under review. NASCIO is participating in this effort with members of a National Association of Attorneys General task force and was successful last year in efforts to modify Facebook standard terms. SlideShare and Twitter will be the next focus of working group efforts, and other providers will likely follow.

The State Digital Identity Working Group has drafted a PIV-I document that provides an overview of the benefits of an existing, non-proprietary standard to achieve an integrated enterprise strategy for identity management. The working group is also in the process of collecting comments for NIST on the draft FIPS PUB 201-2 document. The comment period on the NIST FIPS PUB 201-2 draft document, the base document for federal personal identification credentials (PIV), ends on June 6, 2011. The May call will include Jeremy Grant from NIST, who will provide an overview of the National Strategy for Trusted Identity is Cyberspace (NSTIC).

The State Connectivity and Broadband Working Group continues discussion of Federal Communications Commission notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs), with particular attention to public safety and universal service reform NPRMs and to the responses that have been publicly submitted by other associations or entities.

NASCIO: Making Connections

Eric Sweden, NASCIO senior enterprise architect, will speak about NIEM and its relevance in ongoing state data center consolidation efforts on the June 1 i360Gov.com webinar.

Chad Grant, NASCIO policy analyst, will attend a governance workshop hosted by the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace on June 9-10 in Washington D.C. Grant will convey the states' perspectives on the design and operation of an industry-based steering group for implementing the Identity Ecosystem as described in President Obama's national strategy: http://www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-workshop-june2011.cfm. In addition, NASCIO has been asked to participate in the Workshop Planning Committee. States should keep an eye out for a Commerce Department NSTIC Notice of Inquiry regarding governance structures.

Kyle Schafer, NASCIO president and West Virginia CTO, David Taylor, Florida CIO and Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director, will present on a panel at the XChange Public Sector Conference on June 16-17 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mark Your Calendar

Newly appointed state CIOs will gather for the New State CIO Workshop II on June 9-11. The workshop will provide the opportunity to network and share insights with other new, current and former state CIOs. The agenda will blend presentations "from the trenches" with roundtable discussions of key issues, and create an instant knowledge network.

Upcoming Committee Calls

  • State Connectivity and Broadband Working Group - Thursday, May 26, at 3:00 pm Eastern
  • State Digital Identity Working Group - Thursday, May 26, at 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Social Media Forum - Tuesday, May 28, at 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Executive Committee - Thursday, June 2, at 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Programs Committee - Tuesday, June 7, at 3:30 Eastern
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee - Thursday, June 9, at 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Awards Committee - Monday, June 13, at 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Security and Privacy Committee - Tuesday, June 14, at 1:00 pm Eastern
  • Corporate Leadership Council - Wednesday, June 15, at 3:00 pm Eastern

Corporate Member Partner Profiles

Each month, NASCIO will randomly draw three corporate members to be featured in the monthly newsletter. To view a complete list of NASCIO's corporate partners, visit www.nascio.org/aboutNASCIO/corpProfiles.

Kronos

Contact: Jennifer Dowd
Title: Marketing Manager
Address: 297 Billerica Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01824
  Phone: (978) 947-2918
Email: Jennifer.dowd@kronos.com
Web address: www.kronos.com

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. State and local governments specifically can benefit from a Kronos solution in many ways.


SAP

Contact: Peggy McGillis
Title: Field Marketing Manager
  Phone: (703) 589-3544
Email: peggy.mcgillis@sap.com
Web address: www.sap.com

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. SAP Public Services is helping states, cities, counties, and school districts transform their enterprises by providing integrated software solutions to help government organizations respond quickly to changing regulations and citizen needs, streamline and simplify business processes, and share vital information across agencies for enhanced decision making and performance.


Virtual Computing Environment (VCE)

Contact: Michael Trent
Title: Vice President Sales, World Wide Public Sector
Address: 8444 Westpark Drive
Suite 700
McLean, VA 22102
  Phone: (303) 801-8760
Email: michael.trent@vce.com
Web address: www.vce.com

VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.












Save The Date

12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research
June 12-15, 2011 - University of Maryland College Park, Md.

HIMSS Government Health IT Conference
June 14-15, 2011 - Washington, D.C.

State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
June 21-23, 2011 - Dulles, Va.

National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Exposition
July 15-19, 2011 - Portland, Ore.

National Governors Association (NGA) Annual Meetings
July 15-17, 2011 - Salt Lake City, Utah

FOSE Conference and Exposition
July 19-21, 2011 - Washington, D.C.

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Annual Meeting
August 7-11, 2011 - St. George, Utah

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit
August 8-11, 2011 - San Antonio, Texas

National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) 34th Annual Conference and Technology Showcase
August 28 - September 1, 2011 - Omaha, Neb.

National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) National Conference
September 14-16, 2011 - Cincinnati, Ohio

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Fall Meeting
October 13-15, 2011 - Arlington, Va.