States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations
April 25, 2018
NASCIO says what began as broad requests for the federal government to organize its regulatory environment for state IT is now on "more solid footing."
The state is bringing in new talent to guide its geospatial information systems policy and technologies.
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To provide additional expertise to Virginia's geospatial information systems initiatives, Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed a former state senator and an advisor from the financial and consulting firm Grant Thornton to the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board.
In a Facebook post Friday, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced the new appointees and four board members who have been reappointed. Former State Senator John Watkins, a Republican who represented Powhatan County in the General Assembly for 34 years, is a new appointee to join the board. He is joined by Grant Thornton's Khushboo Bhatia, who graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Government and International Politics, according to LinkedIn.
VGIN board members serve five-year terms and are tasked with developing strategy for cost-effective use of geospatial information systems (GIS) data and technologies within state agencies.
According to VITA, the board members to be reappointed include:
This story was updated on Jan. 2, 2018 to clarify that the total number of appointments was six.