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Revenue streams remain question mark as most states head into FY 2010

The NCSL has released its latest report, “State Budget Update: July 2009,” detailing the condition of states’ fiscal health in the year ahead. One of the biggest drivers behind the bipartisan organization’s pessimistic outlook on the rest of FY 2010 and FY 2011, is the rapidly accelerating domino-effect of falling revenue streams for state and local government.

New York tech office promotes policy wiki

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. “

Va. celebrates electronic procurement milestone

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine highlighted a system this week that has saved the state more than $280 million since it came online in 2001. The state’s electronic procurement system,eVA, has saved the state by streamlining the purchase process for state agencies and improved transparency, the Governor said.

Healthcare reform needs to ‘go beyond digitizing a broken system’

The Institute for e-Health Policy’s Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics held a meeting this week where Harris Corporation vice president of Healthcare Solutions Jim Traficant spoke to members, telling them that an integrated, interoperable enterprise system was needed to transform the nation’s healthcare infrastructure.

Georgia tech office consolidates IT reporting requirements

The Georgia Technology Authority recently announced the consolidation of three information technology reports, required for internal compliance. The streamlined, web-based reporting system will make the reporting requirements quicker and easier for agencies to comply with data submissions, according to GTA.