WiSPER hires Newstrom

Former Virginia Secretary of Technology George Newstrom has been named as president and chief executive officer for a new company developing solutions for portable electronic records.

WiSPER Technologies was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary in order to focus on the specific documentation needs of medical professionals, lawyers, law enforcement and others. The primary solution for WiSPER, formed by executives at software developer IMC, is intended to allow standardization of documentation, no matter the information that is input by people in the field or in offices.

Newstrom spent more than two years as Virginia's secretary of technology. In that position he oversaw the state's technology policy as well as the leader of the push to use technology to improve the state's economy. Eugene Huang, his deputy, now serves in that position.

While taking the top position at WiSPER, Newstrom still serves as chairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliances, the parent organization of the Information Technology Association of America. Before moving into government in 2002, Newstrom served as president of EDS Asia-Pacific and as a member of IMC's board.

Featured

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

  • innovation (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.