While cognizant of many national technology issues, such as drones and security, Nebraska Sen. Dan Watermeier believes the Cornhusker State needs to concentrate on the basics, like GIS data collection and information-sharing.
The NITC is seeking comments on the draft state broadband plan from Sept. 19 to Oct. 20, 2014.
When most Americans think of Nebraska, the first things that come to mind are farmers, corn and college football – and for good reasons.
The NITC is a nine-member, governor-appointed commission chaired by Lt. Governor John Nelson. The Commission promotes the use of information technology in education, health care, economic development and all levels of government service.
"The mission of the Nebraska Information Technology Commission is to make the State of Nebraska's information technology infrastructure more accessible and responsive to the needs of its citizens, regardless of location, while making investments in government, education, health care and other services more efficient and cost effective."
"Promote the use of information technology in education, health care, economic development, and all levels of government services to improve the quality of life of all Nebraskans."
The Community Council addresses issues related to the use and availability of information technology and broadband in Nebraska communities.
The Education Council represents public and private K-12 education, and public and private higher education, as it advises the Commission on matters related to educational technology.
The eHealth Council facilitates discussions among eHealth initiatives in the state and makes recommendations to the NITC regarding the adoption and interoperability of eHealth technologies.
The GIS Council develops strategies, standards and policies as it relates to the creation and use of geospatial data and geographic information system technologies for Nebraska.
The State Government Council provides direction and oversight for state government information technology vision, goals and policy.
The Technical Panel is responsible for reviewing technology related budget requests, monitoring project implementation, reviewing grant applications, and recommending technical standards and guidelines.
Network Nebraska aims to improve and enhance the statewide backbone, aggregation and procurement of commodity Internet, and development of future network services.
The Nebraska Broadband Initiative is focused on increasing broadband adoption and use across Nebraska.
NebraskaMAP is the public's access to geospatial data in Nebraska. It is responsible for being the only authoritative clearinghouse for state government data.
A listing of bills and resolutions relating to information technology before the Nebraska Legislature.
Technical standards, guidelines, architectures, and resource documents providing rules and guidance for the implementation and use of various technologies.