The Obama Technology Agenda: What's Happening, Why and So What?

US Federal State and Local government executives confirm meeting at The Lansdowne Resort, Virginia
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Nov. 30, 2009 - PRLog -- The Obama Administration's technology agenda is game-changing, bringing collaboration, participation and transparency to government in a big way. But as more information makes its way onto the internet, an increase level of focus and flexibility is required. Governments need to balance privacy and security concerns with the desire to make the information more readily accessible.
So a unique gathering of US Federal State and Local government executives have scheduled to meet in Virginia next month with the sole purpose of developing an organizational vision on the key steps needed to deliver such innovation in a changing world.
“Such collaboration between department heads will improve Government transparency in some very interesting ways, allowing government to expand their reach and engage with citizens more broadly.” Ben Riggle – CIO Government Summit Director
Over sixty leaders have already confirmed to attend the GDS International Event including Worris Levine, CIO, City of Dallas, Greg Stoddard, CTO, Riverside County California, Ron Lauver, CIO, Florida Department of Education, Garry Galloway, Director, U.S. Department of State, Linda Cureton,CIO, NASA and Randi Lavin CTO , City of Los Angeles.
New technologies outlined by Obama’s agenda has already helped ‘Government’ significantly creating a competitive, modern working environment that's seen as a viable employment option for a new generation of employees.
Competing with the Private sector in such a way is going to spurn some surprising twists and turns on this innovative rollercoaster ride. Citizens will have greater access to, and influence on, their government as a result. And this is why such a unified collaboration is necessary to complement transparency but still maintain public safety without affecting performance.
We wait with bated breath to see the outcomes of such an illustrious summit this December.
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