June 27, 2008 By News Report
Photo: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano
On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano released a report on recent developments in border security.
"On Saturday, at a meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC)," said Napolitano, "Governor Eduardo Bours of Sonora joined me in signing new agreements that will stem the flow of illegal weapons and to capture fugitive felons in the United States and Mexico. Putting an end to border violence, while protecting legal commerce between our states, remains critically important to the 500 members of AMC.
A total of eight agreements were executed, including:
"Over the past 30 years," said Napolitano, "the states of Arizona and Sonora have developed a strong relationship and an excellent cooperative track record. These agreements expand on that solid history, and take us closer to our mutual goal of creating an exceptional quality of life in the region.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.