States, feds to cooperate on electronic government

States, feds to cooperate on electronic government

Wilson Dizard
GCN Staff

SEPT. 28'Chief information officers from 20 states and federal CIOs from the Defense, Treasury, Transportation and Commerce departments, and the General Services Administration and NASA yesterday agreed to form a task force to explore joint electronic-government projects.

The CIOs met at a roundtable on the last day of the National Association of State Information Resources Executives annual meeting in Baltimore.

Defense Department CIO Lee Buchanan pledged to assign a full-time employee for 90 days to help identify joint federal-state projects that could be implemented quickly. NASIRE's newly elected president, Aldona Valicente, who is Kentucky's CIO, pledged her organization's support for the project.

Several CIOs responded to NASA computing honcho Lee Holcomb's heated recommendation to 'Do it!' New Jersey CIO Wendy Rayner said she had been investigating the prospects of joint projects for months, but repeatedly had found that apparently simple projects held difficult complexities.

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