Actuate launched their Stimulus Management Solutions in mid-May. The solution utilizes both open source and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology to help state and local government jump start the economy.
Earlier this month, CivSource reported that Colorado’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was looking for an interim director for the state’s assistance benefits computer system. They’ve chosen an interim director, and according to OIT Deputy State Chief Information Officer John Conley, things are off to quick start.
Montana’s Recovery Act website just celebrated its first month of reporting its share of the Recovery Act stimulus dollars this week. Funding for the website was passed by the Montana Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 15th, and at the request of the governor, agency reporting will go above and beyond federal requirements set by the Recovery Act.
The state of California launched a redesigned Web portal yesterday with social media-friendly and widget-ready interactive designs. According to State Chief Information Officer Teri Takai, the redesigned portal is meant to be a “one-stop destination” for the over six million visitors per month.
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.
Amidst the global recession and an increasing fight for skilled employees, several states and the federal government are looking for ways to promote American competitiveness. Microsoft’s State and Local government general manager, Gail Thomas-Flynn, thinks their Elevate America program can help retool America’s workforce.
In order to facilitate the massive Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority program, Massachusetts chose Perot Systems to operate the IT infrastructure and member support call centers. Perot Systems’ Tim Olivier, who serves as the chief operating officer of their healthcare group, spoke with CivSource to discuss the company’s work with the program.
Arizona’s Information Technology department (GITA) has overhauled its website by incorporating social media and reorganizing information for increased service and transparency.
In an effort to help state and local governments figure out ways to maximize their tax revenue recovery efforts, Governing.com held an online forum this week, highlighting best practices from tax officials in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
A report issued earlier today by Deloitte Consulting finds that innovative management, proper monitoring and the use of new technology tools can mitigate fraud and waste in the stimulus funds.
John Hummel, Chief Technology Offer for Perot Systems’ healthcare group, believes that by giving patients more control of their medical information and by enforcing stricter penalties for exposed data, a new trend in security will develop. Mr. Hummel sat down last week with CivSource to talk personal health records, information security and the industry’s next big thing.