The New York State Forum is a network of state and local government organizations and information technology leaders and professionals concerned with information management, policy, and operations.

Information is a vital resource for New York state and local government. Government organizations have widely adopted information technologies to improve their abilities to meet their responsibilities. These technologies, the information they process, and the people who use and manage them are essential components of modern government. Together they support a wide variety of public services, contribute to economic health and development, help to manage the state’s physical infrastructure and the natural environment, and foster educational and cultural development. Public managers in New York State have become increasingly aware of a need to articulate information policies and to improve the management of information resources which support state operations. The NYS Forum is a unique mechanism that supports the ongoing exchange of professional and managerial knowledge and experiences, and coordinates efforts in support of state technology program priorities.

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