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McCrory unveils 'innovation center' for government

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GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says a computer technology continuing education and testing center will ensure North Carolina state employees learn the latest technology and that products actually work before they're purchased for state government.

McCrory announced Thursday the creation of an "innovation center" housed in the headquarters of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Raleigh. It will be available to all state agencies.

The center will serve as a hub for chief information officers and other government agency representatives to try out new technology and learn how they work. Ultimately citizens will be asked to try demonstrations of new state government technology products to see if they are useful.

The governor says the center won't cost additional state funds and will be fully operational in several months.

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What I don't get is DENHR

Why that location for this?
Also I would think the state IT department would be the place for this but I could be mistaken.....
There are too many departments within state government that have their own IT departments consolidation can take place in some instances.
However some state agencies have to interact with FEDERAL agencies so their needs for IT may be different

Vog