New technologies present amazing opportunities for businesses and governments to increase their efficiency and expand their products and services. But they also present a host of new challenges. Whether state officials are trying to figure out how to improve government performance, recruit businesses, shore-up the tax base, regulate emerging industries or protect individuals’ privacy, they need to stay abreast of the latest technological trends. Not only that, they need to be able to anticipate what’s coming down the pike.
A statewide system to coordinate the detection, analysis, notification and response to cybercrime against public agencies combines resources of state and federal law enforcement agencies. The system includes an early warning mechanism to alert public agencies about threats, a clearinghouse of information about cybercrime and a mechanism to help agencies deal with attacks on computer networks.
Created by a partnership between the state and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), the project is an effort to thwart cyberterrorists by researching and analyzing the state’s networks and developing an intrusion detection system.
An application software system that automatically extracts performance data from functional systems and delivers performance measure reports for every level of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, MIRROR reports show how effectively and efficiently the board is providing services to its customers.
This program is a statewide, publicly accessible geospatial information system (GIS) with the ability to deliver customized geographic data. This program allows users across the state to respond quickly and efficiently to location-based questions dealing with a host of issues, including economic development, city zoning and disaster response.
This multipurpose initiative takes donated computers – thereby reducing the amount of electronic waste in public landfills – refurbishes them, and distributes them to needy schools. Prison inmates and high school students learn how to refurbish the machines, which gives them marketable skills.
This program provides support for development of Web sites and online services for county governments, and as the state’s official Web portal and network, provides the service at no cost to participating counties.
This comprehensive Internet-accessible data system is designed to collect vital records, such as birth, death, marriage and divorce records, as well as newborn metabolic and hearing screening data. This system handles the business functions of the State Vital Records Office and local registrars, including issuance of certified copies, accounting, document tracking, modifications and preservation of records.
This card allows transmittal of child support payments to custodial parents through Electronic Funds Transfer, thereby decreasing the Division of Child Support’s costs of distributing payments. Custodial parents may use their card at a bank teller, ATM or any other merchant that accepts debit or credit cards to access child support funds.