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NASIRE Report to Guide States in Welfare Reform

The National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE) will prepare a report on state government efforts to use information systems to implement welfare reform. The report, scheduled for release in early 1998, will provide a detailed assessment of states' technological initiatives and needs, highlighting innovation and best practices in information system efforts. "State and local governments are turning their focus toward successful implementation of their new [welfare reform] programs," said John Thomas Flynn, president of NASIRE and chief information officer for the state of California. "In today's world, information systems and technology will play an instrumental role in those implementation efforts and in achieving the goals of welfare reform. Our report will help state and local leaders meet their own local information requirements."

ESRI Forges GIS Sales in North Carolina and Florida Counties

Redlands, Calif.-based Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) said Wake County, N.C., and Martin County, Fla., will begin using the company's geographic information system products. Wake County will migrate its existing GIS to ESRI's Arc/Info and ArcView platforms and eventually plans to bolster its GIS use by incorporating the company's Internet products. Martin County selected ESRI to complete a land-use database for its Planning Commission, which will rely on GIS technology to determine county wetlands affected by overdevelopment.

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