Federal CIO addresses NASCIO midyear conference
State chief information officers (CIOs) must work on increasing partnerships with the federal government, Federal Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Vivek Kundra told attendees of the Washington-based National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) Midyear Conference in Baltimore April 28-30. Kundra also advised state CIOs to find ways to update their technologies and information systems.
Kundra asked the CIOs to identify areas where states and the federal government can collaborate on addressing challenges in information technology. He also challenged the members to find ways to revamp outdated technologies and information systems that undermine efficiency and threaten security, and to eliminate inefficiencies that squander hard-earned savings in the federal government. Kundra also implored state CIOs to identify ideas using technology that the federal and state government could use to become efficient, deliver services and save taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
With limited resources in federal and state government to carry out services, both levels of government must work together to find solutions and tools to get the maximum return on investment from information technology, according to NASCIO President and Utah CIO Stephen Fletcher. “We need federal and state government partnership to build and deliver the type of government services that the American people expect,” Fletcher said.
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