March 23, 2009 By News Report
William Pelgrin, director of the New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC) and chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), was presented today with the McAfee Cybercrime Fighter Award. The award is given to an individual from government, industry, academia or a non-governmental organization who has exemplified outstanding leadership in the global effort to combat cybercrime. Pelgrin was recognized for his cyber security leadership within New York State as well as nationally through the MS-ISAC.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.