Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

Project Prologue

Overview

Governor Leavitt was an early visionary of the technology revolution. asics pas cher billige Nike sko norge New Balance Pas Cher buty Asics Męskie kobe xi elite He foresaw the power of information technology in re-shaping how government operated. ray ban homme pas cher Nike Air Max 90 Dames zwart New Balance 998 hombre new balance grigie bambino Air Jordan 11 For Kids But more importantly he realized how IT could be used as a tool to create new and better relationships with its citizens. Adidas Heren Air Max 2017 Donna Nere Butler Bulldogs Nike Air Jordan 5 Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Groen Information technology not only promised greater efficiency at a lower cost but also paved the way for government to remake itself into something quite different — a government that was less stodgy and bureaucratic, adidas zx flux damskie adidas y3 homme Fjallraven Kanken Big one that cut “red tape” and changed archaic processes thus enabling innovation to flower. adidas xeno superstar italia Nike Roshe Run Femme Northern Iowa Panthers Jerseys Air Max Zero Mujer San Antonio Spurs Citizens and agencies were encouraged to be “online” not “in line.” In 1993 Leavitt set forth this early vision (more…)

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Address to the Electronic Highway Summit

November 8, 1993 Governor Michael O. Leavitt In my inaugural address 10 months ago, I pledged to lead this state to a whole new level of performance. We have a great opportunity to achieve a new level of performance in the area of information technology. Today, I am calling on all of you, as state leaders and information technology managers, to help in this effort. ULTRA BOOST In that inaugural address, I told a story about driving from Cedar City to Salt Lake City in the 1950s. It was a much longer adventure than it is today. nike air max 2017 dames I used to marvel at the vision of the leaders of that day who saw the need and established a national goal to build an interstate freeway system before traffic became a crisis. It was controversial, but some could feel the excitement of such a daring undertaking. People in the towns throughout rural Utah were concerned about being bypassed by the freeway. And patterns did change. Some areas were left out; others emerged stronger, taking advantage of the increased traffic and inherent flow of dollars. I described how in this era a new and different type highway must (more…)

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Lessons Learned

Information technology projects too often can be fraught with pitfalls, lost directions and missed opportunities. Adidas Yeezy 350 Homme Noir Yet if tackled with a systematic mindset and a positive “can do” attitude successful technology enabled delivery of government information and services can yield results that create better and more efficient ways of doing the government’s business. This ultimately can lead to a better engagement or re-engagement with citizens. Implementing an information technology project provides a context by which government can attempt to do a new thing or to do an old thing in a new and better way. Canotte Chicago Bulls “Better” is usually defined as doing something more efficiently or at a higher level of quality. Breakthroughs in government processes from either an efficiency or quality standpoint are referred to as “innovations.” An innovation must first be envisioned, but envisioning an innovation is only the first in a series of complex steps along the pathway to an IT deployment. Owa Odighizuwa A vision that is not executed is only a dream. nike air presto ultra flyknit It is Easier to Block Innovation Than to Implement it but Strong Teams Can Overcome Resistance To bring a project from the (more…)

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Timeline

Technology: A Hallmark of the Leavitt Administration 1993-2003 In 1993, Governor Leavitt delivered a speech that is now known as his “Electronic Highway” address. nike air max pas cher During the speech, the Governor called for: Building a high-speed digital electronic highway as the life-blood of Utah’s “high-paying, high-tech enterprises of the future.” Putting government services online electronically Expansion of the State’s wide area network (WAN) and the use of email and electronic calendaring Calling for employee telecommuting Committing the state to greater use of the Internet, videoconferencing and wireless technologies Ten years later, Utah has established itself as a leader in many of these areas. Nike Air Force 1 Women LUNARGLIDE 8 Citizens have 24×7 access to government services Over the past ten years, Utah has made consistent progress in the delivery of online services and information to its citizens. While Utah’s website was rated second nationally as early as 1996, it continues to be a leader in 2003, becoming the first state portal to roll out 24×7 live help this year along with a new portal to serve Utah business (Utah’s Website http://www.utah.gov/index.html). goedkoop nike air max 2016 Joey Bosa Examples of Utah’s Online Services http://www.utah.gov/services/citizen.html Vehicle License (more…)

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Conclusion

In a few decades computer and telecommunication technologies evolved from a few very large number crunching calculators connected through several universities to mission critical circuitry embedded in the fundamental economic and social fabric of society. New Balance 990 hombre What started at the beginning of one decade as novel new equipment designed to run early government financial and case management systems evolved in the next into customer facing Internet-enabled government service delivery. asics gel lyte 3 uomo Air Max Pas Cher Still, how quickly and effectively government took advantage of and adopted these new technologies varied greatly across states and local governments. Nike Heren Alabama Crimson Tide This variation was primarily distinguished by leadership that saw vast new opportunities and sought to leverage them and those that did not. adidas stan smith argent New Orleans Pelicans Effectively using the power of information technology in government requires both visioning and superior execution of that vision. Air Max Flyknit Uomo adidas ultra boost męskie But to more fully understand the evolution of IT one also must talk about the ends toward which information technology strives. Blue Black Jordan Shoes Scarpe Running Nike Uomo IT has always been about improving the “how” of (more…)

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Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service