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<p><span><span><span>Members of the N.C. General Assembly&rsquo;s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology joined State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes and members of his team from the Office of Information Technology for a tour of the state&rsquo;s Western Data Center.</span></span></span></p>
<p><span><span><span>The North Carolina Office of Information Technology and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are partnering to provide students with real-world experience in the high demand technology sector.</span></span></span></p>
The Office of the State Chief Information Officer presented a report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology that supports the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems by local and state governments.
An agreement between the North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services and North Carolina State University will provide students with real-world learning opportunities and allow state government to develop a pipeline of talent for its IT operations. 
The new center is a working lab in downtown Raleigh where state employees, students, agency chief information officers, private industry, and residents will collaborate on information technology solutions.
The new consolidated 911 center in Wentworth will save money and provide more efficient operations, eliminating the need for separate 911 centers in Eden and Reidsville.
House Bill 390 improves information technology contracting, security and oversight by giving the state chief information officer authority to enter performance assurance agreements while making sure of vendor compliance with the state’s IT security standards. 
The Geospatial Portal, managed by CGIA, is an initiative of the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council and provides comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. 
The state’s new Innovation Center will be used to test hardware, software and IT systems to make sure they work before they’re implemented.
State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes talks about how he’s helping realize the governor's vision for business transformation across state government. Garnering support of the N.C. General Assembly, collaborating with state agency CIOs and enhancing skills of the state’s IT professionals are part of the process.
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