Cisco Names New State/Local Government Manager
- By Daniel Keegan
- May 01, 2000
State and local governments have a new source to help them put government
services online. Cisco Systems Inc. last month named a public-sector Internet
business development manager.
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 government 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 those 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.