IAC Creates New Regional Membership Category
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the creation of ACT-IAC chapters in Denver, Colorado and San Diego, California. This action signals the return of ACT-IAC to its original role as a collaborative forum for the entire government IT community regardless of location.
Over the past several years, government and industry IT executives outside Washington, DC have expressed a growing interest in expanding this forum. In response, the ACT Board of Directors and IAC Executive Committee officially approved the creation of the ACT-IAC Rocky Mountain Chapter (Denver, CO) and the ACT-IAC Pacific Chapter (San Diego, CA) as of January 1, 2010. The mission of these chapters is to provide collaboration, education and networking opportunities for ACT-IAC members in these areas.
The chapters will operate under the same principles that govern ACT-IAC: These are:
- Government IT issues drive the agenda
- Chapter activities will be objective, transparent and ethical
- Chapter activities will be vendor and technology neutral
- Lobbying and business development/promotion are prohibited
The chapter leadership includes both government and industry executives. The Rocky Mountain chapter members elected Jason Donow and Steve Szutenbach as the government and industry chairs. The Pacific Chapter members elected John Kammerer and Ann Gladys to the top positions. Membership in these chapters is open to all government employees and IAC member companies. Additional information on the chapters and their activities can be found on the ACT-IAC web site at www.actgov.org.
ACT-IAC is expanding its use of new electronic collaborative media to facilitate participation in committee meetings and other events by individuals regardless of geographic location. To encourage participation by IT companies outside the Washington, DC area, the IAC Executive Committee also created a new Regional membership category for companies that do not have an office or staff in the Washington, DC area. These companies receive many of the benefits of IAC membership at a reduced dues level. For further information on IAC Regional memberships, contact April Davis at (703) 208-4800 x202 or email@example.com.
"Collaboration has benefits for the entire government IT community – not just those of us in Washington, DC. These chapters will facilitate collaboration in the regions and contribute to ACT-IAC's mission of improving government through information technology," said ACT President Prashant Gaur.
IAC Chair Sara DeCarlo stated, "These chapters and the new Regional IAC membership will provide further opportunities for communication, collaboration and education. In addition, we are extremely pleased that our organization is growing beyond Washington DC as well as increasing its member numbers."
About ACT-IAC – Government and Industry IT: One Vision, One Community
The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization created by government executives to assist government in serving the public through the effective and efficient acquisition of information technology (IT) resources. ACT provides education, programming, and collaboration opportunities to enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT established the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to provide an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry can collaborate on improving government through technology.
ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and as an example of how government and industry can work together. For more information, visit www.actgov.org or call (703) 208-4800.
SOURCE American Council for Technology