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NY State Embraces Web 2.0

By Dave Lucas


Albany, Ny – In tune with the times, New York State has launched a strategy to expand the use of New Media and Web 2.0 techologies to "Create, Connect and Collaborate," as we hear in this report from Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

On June 5th, the New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer announced a new technology initiative themed "Empire 2.0" which targets social networking, participation and collaboration as part of an overall theme of transparency and open government. This initiative is modeled after and in support of President Obama's strategy on Open Government which he outlined in his "Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government" issued January 21st. The New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer has created this online brainstorming session to hear from the community, your most important ideas relating to technology in New York State government.

This platform allows you to submit ideas, discuss and refine others' ideas, and vote the best ones to the top. The lynchpin of the Empire 2.0 strategy is a portal called New York State Tech Talk

The State Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology (CIO/OFT) provide statewide IT strategic direction, IT policy and centralized IT services to the state and its governmental entities. To become a fan of the CIO/OFT on Facebook, Click here, or follow on Twitter at NYStateCIO. To collaborate on IT strategy and policy development, cut and paste into your browser http://wiki.cio.ny.gov/