As the dust settled in Philadelphia following the National Conference of State Legislatures Friday, new faces and a new-found resolve to pickup the pieces of a broken economy marked the end of a week-long summit rife with a mixture of concern, uncertainty and optimism.
In June of this year, New York State’s Office for Technology jumped into the arena of social media and Web 2.0 technologies with the launch of Empire 2.0. And last week, Deputy CIO of Enterprise Strategy & Governance Services for OFT, Rico Singleton, released a memo regarding Empire 2.0’s Wiki Policy page. “
One of the biggest problems concerning tax collection is that the federal government pays people who owe money to state or local government. For those that are responsible for the management of state and local funds – the business of government – this presents a huge problem. But for Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary, it also presents a huge opportunity.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized fifty-two local governments this week for their performance measurement and management practices.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released further guidance on how recipients of stimulus funds must report to the federal government. Central to this updated document, are guidelines on how to define job creation and what technical data requirements must accompany reports due in October.
Arizona’s Information Technology department (GITA) has overhauled its website by incorporating social media and reorganizing information for increased service and transparency.
According to John D. Conley, Deputy State Chief Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, a recent solicitation for an interim director of the Colorado Benefits Management System is the beginning phase of a larger overhaul.
In the state of Colorado, Governor Bill Ritter and his Economic Recovery Team are working to make sure stimulus dollars are spent wisely and with full transparency. Some states are waiting for the technical specifications to be issued by the Office of Management and Budget. But Colorado is trying to be proactive.
The Intelligent Community Forum held its annual awards ceremony and Broadband Economy Summit last week in New York City. A new Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen amid conversations about how cities can incubate local growth in a global recession.