The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is uniting more than 150 unique sets of data in a master data management program that state CIO Rich Kliethermes sees as a great jumping off point for future state endeavors. At the NASCIO Mid-Year Conference last month in Baltimore, Kliethermes spoke about the importance of strong governance when sharing data, as well as the need for business interests to work alongside IT staff on data-related projects.
Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.
Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government Technology, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic.