International creates excellence in government IT by developing and fostering
professional public sector IT management. The organization provides members
with technical assistance, training, and information resources in all areas of
technology. The leadership and IT management decisions made by GMIS
International's nearly 450 members affect individuals in thousands of
communities, from small towns with populations of a few thousand to
metropolitan areas serving several million.
International advances good governance by supporting communities that
understand the value of professional IT management in the public sector. GMIS
International regularly convenes and facilitates gatherings of public sector IT
professionals to consider and respond to emerging issues.
1971, GMIS International has sponsored an annual conference that enables public
sector IT managers and their staffs to network, discuss key issues, review
major local government developments, adopt policy statements, and conduct
association business. Conference keynote addresses, educational sessions,
workshops, and field demonstrations provide attendees with an unparalleled
opportunity for acquiring new tools and techniques to address the problems
facing public sector IT administrators today. GMIS International's Annual
Conference typically attracts hundreds of IT public sector professionals from
cities throughout the world.
transparency, honor, integrity, commitment, and stewardship are standards for
excellence in democratic public sector governance. GMIS International promotes
such ethical conduct through its
Code of Ethics, publications on ethics issues, technical
assistance, and advice to members. Additionally, the organization's members
adhere to the principles of the GMIS International Code of Ethics as a
condition of professional certification.
International in cooperation with the Center for Public Technology at the
University Of North Carolina School Of Government offers the Certified
Government Chief Information Officer™ (CGCIO™) Program. The
Program is a twelve-month course that lays the foundation for
assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership
in the public sector. The purpose of this program is to equip leaders with the
requisite tools to manage and improve organizational technology assets.
International consults with and collaborates with IT leaders from around the
world to implement sound, innovative IT management and leadership practices in
the public sector. There are currently six international organizations
affiliated with GMIS International.