The United States and Panama have a strong relationship in ensuring that the semiconductor supply chain is diverse and resilient. Products, from vehicles to medical devices, are increasingly relying on semiconductors as the building blocks of today's economy. This collaboration strives to create new opportunities that attract industry investment and expand the technical workforce in both countries. Peace Corps volunteers are putting their purpose, passion and skills at the service of welcoming host communities in more than 60 countries. The Florida Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) is an organization that annually awards members of county and city governments with awards for technological achievements that provide unique improvements in services to citizens.
FLGISA is a community of practice that allows its members to network with other government agencies in the county or city to share challenges, opportunities, and technological trends. FLGISA provides four key areas of value to its members: technological awareness, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and awards for technological achievement. Technological awareness involves members learning more about relevant technologies that can improve support for comprehensive processes and external services provided to citizens. Knowledge sharing allows members to share ideas, learning and technologies to improve the services provided to their citizens. Collaboration enables members to network with other government agencies in the county or city to share challenges, opportunities, and technological trends.
Lastly, awards for technological achievement recognize members for their efforts in providing unique improvements in services to citizens. An example of the value provided by FLGISA is the Department of Information Technology of the City of Lakeland. Using the latest cloud technologies, they developed a payment intake engine that reduces payment processing time from one hour to a few seconds. This technology allowed the installation of several Express Pay kiosks in downtown Lakeland. Technology companies in Panama City, Florida have a great opportunity to collaborate with local government and organizations to address community needs. By leveraging the resources provided by FLGISA, technology companies can gain access to knowledge sharing, collaboration opportunities, and awards for technological achievement.
This partnership will help create new opportunities that attract industry investment and expand the technical workforce in both countries.