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Westchester County DOIT Publishes Newsletter

Projects range from speech-based gas prices to medical surveillance system

by / June 6, 2005
Norman Jacknis, CIO
The Westchester, County, N.Y., Department of Information Technology published the first issue of Leading Technology a newsletter that covers DOIT projects and initiatives.

Included in issue number one are articles on a speech-based technology program for locating the cheapest gasoline and heating oil by telephone; Westhab, a Web-based program to locate facilities for the homeless; CHESS, a countywide disease surveillance system, and more. Westchester CIO Norman J. Jacknis -- one of Government Technology's recent "25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" -- says in Leading Technology that the Westchester DOIT is in the "midst of exciting times."

The multitude of projects testifies to the care and energy of Jacknis, County Executive Andrew J. Spano, and DOIT to provide effective service, safety and assistance to the residents of Westchester County.
Wayne Hanson

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.