And now for something new and completely different, the NYS Assembly is holding a hearing on the Information Revolution and state government. The hearing is webcast live from Albany starting at 11am. The hearing notice raises numerous excellent questions. Congratulations to the Committee Chairs Englebright, Hevesi and Latimer. We hope this is the first among many hearings to examine how the state is harnessing the tremendous power and pace of the Information Revolution.
The hearing will:
“Examine how New York State’s agencies and municipalities are currently using advances in information technology and how such advances can be used to create jobs and serve the public more efficiently and more responsively.
New advances in information technology may make it possible to achieve significant increases in government efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and openness while providing better services and reducing regulatory burdens. “