General McCaffrey Slated to Speak at Innovative Government Forum
Hansen Information Technologies is pleased to announce that General Barry McCaffrey (Retired), one of the great military leaders and public policy officials of our time, will be a keynote speaker at the 2002 Innovative Government Forum (IGF) on Tuesday, August 27,2002 in Sacramento, California.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - MAY 16, 2002 - Hansen Information Technologies is pleased to announce that General Barry McCaffrey (Retired), one of the great military leaders and public policy officials of our time, will be a keynote speaker at the 2002 Innovative Government Forum (IGF) on Tuesday, August 27,2002 in Sacramento, California. Gen. McCaffrey will follow Former Vice President Al Gore who will deliver Monday's keynote address at IGF. In addition to General McCaffrey, Hansen also announced today that John Tritak,Director of the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) will be a featured speaker.
The Innovative Government Forum, sponsored by Hansen Information Technologies and Microsoft Government, is expected to attract nearly 1,000
federal, state and local government officials, including mayors, council members, CIOs, directors of information technology,and departmental and
administrative managers from around the world. IGF highlights the use of critical technologies that help manage the day-to-day operations of
government. This year's conference focuses on key aspects of Citizen Relationship Management, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Homeland
Security, E-Government, Mobile Computing, GIS and Next-Generation Computing.
"I am delighted to have General Barry McCaffrey and John Tritak speak at IGF," said Hansen's President and CEO, Chuck Hansen. "Gen. McCaffrey's background and expertise as a military leader and public policy official make him a perfect speaker to discuss issues to help safeguard citizens,
businesses and infrastructure. Combined with Mr. Tritak's expertise in national critical infrastructure protection, conference attendees will get in-depth information about homeland security and protecting critical infrastructure."
About General Barry R. McCaffrey
General McCaffrey was commander of the famous 24th Mechanized Infantry Division during the "Left Hook" attack of Operation Desert Storm. He served
as the assistant to General Colin Powell and supported the chairman as the JCS advisor to the Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a director of the Atlantic Council and an associate of the Inter-American Dialog. At retirement, Gen. McCaffrey was the most highly decorated and youngest four-star general in the U.S. Army.
Currently he serves as an expert commentator for NBC News on matters associated with the war on terrorism. Gen. McCaffrey is a compelling speaker
who addresses the key issues of our time including the war on terrorism, international political cooperation, national security issues, leadership,
and-based on his most recent public role as U.S. Drug Czar-the impact of illegal drug use on education, health care, the workplace, families and the criminal justice system. Recently, Gen. McCaffrey met with Cuba's Fidel Castro during an 11-hour meeting discussing a wide range of policy matters.
About John Tritak
Mr. Tritak is a member of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the administration's National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure and Cyberspace Security to address threats to the nation's communications and electronic systems, transportation, energy, banking and finance, health and medical services, water supply and key government services. He is also
responsible for assisting Federal departments and agencies in identifying their dependencies on critical infrastructure under the Project Matrix
program, and coordinating national awareness and outreach efforts to private industry, and state and local governments.
Before joining the CIAO, Mr. Tritak was an attorney, Deputy Director for Defense Relations and Security Assistance in the State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Deputy Director of the Bureau's Office of Policy Analysis and a State Department adviser to the U.S. delegation negotiating the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland.
The CIAO was created in response to a Presidential Decision Directive in May 1998 to coordinate the Federal Government's initiatives on critical
infrastructure assurance. The CIAO's primary areas of focus are to raise issues that cut across industry sectors and ensure a cohesive approach to
achieving continuity in delivering critical infrastructure services.
About the Innovative Government Forum
The Innovative Government Forum, held August 25-27 in Sacramento, Calif., is the premier event for educating government agencies on applying important
technologies to help manage citizen services, protect our environment,maintain public safety, and adhere to a growing number of regulatory
requirements. Each year, elected and appointed officials speak candidly about their successes and challenges in employing technology to solve their
organization's day-to-day operations. Attendees benefit from case studies that they can adapt to fit their own regional, cultural, geographical,
political and economic situation. The Innovative Government Forum is open to registered and invited guests.
Due to the nature of the material presented
and request by our speakers, the keynote addresses delivered by the Honorable Al Gore and Gen. McCaffrey are specifically closed to the press.
For conference information and registration, please visit the Innovative Government Forum Web site at www.innovativegov.com.
About Hansen Information Technologies
Hansen is the world's leading provider of Citizen Relationship Management (CRM) application solutions for the state and local government, providing an
integrated Citizen Call Center, Asset Management, Building Permit, Code Enforcement, Licensing, Public Works, Transportation, Property Tax and
Utility Billing solution. Currently, Hansen is developing a first-of-its-kind vulnerability index for ranking and prioritizing critical
public sector infrastructure, and additional tools to assist First Responders as part of an end-to-end solution to address Homeland Security.
Designed as a corporate-styled enterprise database utilizing Microsoft's .NET environment, Hansen supports multiple agencies and departmental
business processes through a frictionless architecture that allows secured access between citizens, business and government.
More information is available from Hansen's Web site at www.hansen.com.