VGIN assists Virginia Tech with GPS mapping
May 9, 2013
VITA's Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) has assisted the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech in compiling addresses for new maps and GPS navigation systems. The new street addresses will replace the current system of building addresses, in order to improve public safety and to ease navigation, at Virginia Tech this fall. The new addresses will also be available for Internet and GPS navigation systems, and therefore will help to standardize how people, from emergency first-responders to delivery workers, find their way around Virginia Tech.
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136 attend May ISOAG meeting
May 2, 2013
The Commonwealth’s Information Security Officers Advisory Group (ISOAG) meeting was held May 1. The keynote presentation was made by Todd Dergenski (ODU). Mr. Dergenski spoke on “Homegrown IDM: The Pains and Rewards of DIY Identity Management.” In addition, Michael Farnsworth (DMV) presented a “Virginia eIdentity: Commonwealth Authentication Service.” The session was hosted by Commonwealth Chief Information Security Officer Michael Watson and VITA. The next meeting is June 5 at CESC.
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May Network News now available
May 1, 2013
The May edition of VITA Network News highlights newly available print services contracts, and features information on the annual disaster recovery test schedule, improvements to the Commonwealth Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) strategy and Windows 7 refresh procedures. Network News is a free e-newsletter from VITA. Each edition contains information and updates on IT topics of interest to state and local government entities. Read May Network News
Director of Internal Audit Named NSBE Member of the Year
April 29, 2013
Sheila Alves, VITA's Director of Internal Audit, has been named member of the year by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the highest honor the society bestows. Sheila Alves has been a member of NSBE since college, and has served as the president of the society's Richmond chapter for three years. The NSBE was founded at Purdue University in 1975, and its goal is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." Sheila was presented her award at the NSBE's 39th Annual Convention in Indianapolis.