Cisco Systems names new government manager
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 07, 2000
State and local governments have a new source to help them put services
online, as Cisco Systems Inc. named a public-sector Internet business development
Mark Badger, formerly Alaska's chief information officer, will be an intermediary
between the company and the public sector, working with state and local
governments to develop and implement networks for agencies.
The goal is for governments to "save time and reduce the size and cost of
administration," he said.
"When you take all that paper shuffling and reorganize the business processes,
when people are seeking ways to reduce administration — whether government
or universities — these network tools are needed," he said.
He said the position was created because of a high number of requests for
help with these networks.
"Everybody knows that governments and universities need to change to become
more networked-enabled, so they don't have to stand in line when people
can do it online," he said.
Badger will be responsible for the public sector in all of North America.