SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

March 11, 2008 20:55 ET

Virginia Secretary of Technology Announces Partnership With e.Republic for COVITS 2008

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Virginia Secretary of Technology, Aneesh Chopra, announced details for the Commonwealth's 10th annual IT Symposium, COVITS. This year's conference, "Delivering on the Promise," will be held in Williamsburg, Va September 7-9th. COVITS is the premier forum for Virginia's public and private sector IT leaders to exchange ideas on the role of technology in simplifying government operations. To strengthen the quality of the COVITS program, Secretary Chopra also announced a partnership with e.Republic, Inc., Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government, divisions of e.Republic.

The 600+person conference is hosted by Virginia's Secretary of Technology, on behalf of Governor Tim Kaine. Mr. Chopra said, "Our partnership (with Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government) will enhance the COVITS experience by incorporating one of the nation's thought leaders in digital government trends, conference planning and organization. We are looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with added benefits for attendees and sponsors."

"This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with Virginia, a state which is nationally recognized as a leader and innovator in information technology," noted Cathilea Robinett, vice president of e.Republic and executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "We look forward to this exciting collaborative effort in bringing about the realization of IT transformation in Virginia."

Government Technology ( and the Center for Digital Government ( are divisions of e.Republic, Inc. (, the nation's leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Patty Cota
    Director of Corporate Communications
    e.Republic, Inc.
    Email Contact