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.
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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.
Through Microsoft’s Elevate America program, in partnership with the Virginia Community College System, (VCCS) the Department of Education and Virginia’s workforce centers, displaced workers will be able to receive free technology training and certification.