As more States and Territories transition to centralized Information Technology (IT) departments and Tribes tend to rely on single IT resources, there is a changing audience supporting E-Enterprise for the Environment and the Exchange Network. Now, instead of internal environmental and/or health agency IT staff supporting E-Enterprise projects and EN infrastructure, staff from a central IT agency with less knowledge and understanding of the partnership, its work, and its principles are assigned to provide that support, maintenance, and coordination.
The E-Enterprise and Exchange Network Interoperability and Operations Team (IOT) wants to know if this shift is causing or foreshadowing any challenges related to ongoing maintenance of EN infrastructure, collaboration on E-Enterprise projects, and/or pursuit and execution of EN grants. We ask that you send your thoughts to EN Cooridnator Lynn Capuano at lynn [at] exchangenetwork.net. Please include any suggestions you have for how E-Enterprise Governance can help build bridges among E-Enterprise, Partner environmental and health agencies, and central IT management.
Thank you for your assistance with this important effort!
Matt Leopard, IOT EPA Co-Chair
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: leopard.matthew [at] epa.gov
Chris Simmers, IOT State Co-Chair
New Hampshire Department of Information Technology
E: chris.simmers [at] doit.nh.gov