NetLogix and Goverment Technology Magazine Partner to Launch the Digital Infrastructure Task Force

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Forum for county and local government IT professionals designed to share best practices, collaborate and share systems strategies, and improve communities through better use of technology.

One of the challenges facing smaller community stakeholders is the limited access and influence they've been able to have with the vendor community. The Digital Infrastructure Task Force provides a wide-spread, easily accessible resource - particularly for our active members.

NetLogix and Government Technology magazine, a division of e.Republic Inc, today announce their strategic partnership to launch the Digital Infrastructure Task Force (DITF), a collaborative networking group designed to provide government IT professionals with a vendor agnostic, centralized organization of peers. The goal of the DITF is to ultimately assist municipal and regional government members to better help each other make smarter technology decisions for businesses and citizens.

The DITF is a part of the highly successful Digital Communities program and the Center for Digital Government that connects local government leaders with member technology companies around the issues and technologies shaping 21st century cities, counties and regions. The DITF was formed based upon the tremendous successes of the Large Jurisdiction CIO Task Force, a forum of Chief Information Officers from the largest cities and counties from across the nation, and the Law Enforcement Task Force, a forum of local law enforcement officials from across the nation, both sworn and civilian formed for the discussion of technology trends and collaboration and information sharing opportunities within the local law enforcement community.

"We're tremendously excited to launch what we believe will be a highly influential organization of experienced government professionals," said Program Director Todd Sander. "One of the challenges facing smaller community stakeholders is the limited access and influence they've been able to have with the vendor community. The Digital Infrastructure Task Force provides a wide-spread, easily accessible resource - particularly for our active members."

NetLogix and Government Technology magazine jointly provide a well-rounded core competency base for the DITF. Government Technology magazine provides a reputable organization with multiple media and training outlets, while NetLogix provides a highly experienced and advanced technical resource designed to deliver a greater informational value to participants.

Eric DaVersa, Vice-President of Business Development for NetLogix added, "We have been looking for a like-minded organization with the ability to organize both government and commercial parties. There is no better organization than e.Republic to lead the collaboration within an area that badly needs it."

Membership in the DITF is open to local government officials from any size jurisdiction. A broad range of topics are discussed including application development and management, network administration, web site and portal creation and management, security management, geographic information systems and strategies for citizen engagement. Membership is free to Government IT professionals, and they are encouraged to contact Todd Sander at tsander@centerdigitalgov.com to request membership.

NetLogix has agreed to become a Platinum level sponsor for Digital Communities.

About NetLogix
NetLogix is a proven leader in wireless telecommunications professional and managed services. NetLogix's services encompass all layers of networks including the design, deployment, and management of data center cores, licensed microwave 3G/4G, WiMAX, and WiFi networks. For more information about NetLogix, or to schedule an interview, please contact sales@netlogix.com.

About Government Technology magazine
Government Technology is the award-winning national magazine of record covering information technology's role in the business and policy of running modern state and local governments. Its website, http://www.govtech.com, features daily state and local IT news, market analyst commentary, current events and technology research.

About the Center for Digital Government
The Center is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government (http://www.centerdigitalgov.com).

Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government are divisions of e.Republic, Inc. (http://www.erepublic.com), the nation's leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets.

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