RICHARDSON, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced that Richard Hillyard, senior market development manager, State and Local Government for Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., was named Secretary of the National Association of State Technology Directors’ (NASTD) Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC). In this leadership role, Richard will provide NASTD members with strategic guidance regarding the application of information and communications technologies (ICT) to achieve efficiencies and deliver ever-greater value to the tax payer.
The NASTD is a member-driven organization committed to advancing the effective use of information technology to facilitate operational efficiencies in state government. Members of the CAC collaborate with their peers in the public sector to accomplish that goal by identifying the current and emerging technologies providing the most benefit.
“I’ve been impressed with Richard because he has a great understanding of NASTD’s mission and how the private sector, represented by the CAC, can help us achieve that mission,” said NASTD Executive Director Mark McCord. “He’s always willing to share ideas and has become a go-to source of information for members whenever they are seeking private sector perspectives. We value Richard’s contributions and look forward to working with him in his new leadership role.”
“It’s a privilege to work side-by-side with other solution providers and state technology leaders toward a common goal,” said Hillyard. “I’m committed to helping ensure communications between state members and CAC affiliates remain strong and productive.”
The NASTD and CAC work with state technology directors in multiple communications areas, including networks, datacenters, enterprise operations, quality control and more. Today, many of these state technology directors are particularly focused on upgrading public safety networks, including FirstNet, a nationwide high-speed network connecting first responders in the event of an emergency; and on ensuring cybersecurity is maintained against threats both foreign and domestic. While the NASTD remains first and foremost an organization for state government technology professionals, members collaborate with municipal and county government ICT staff, as they face similar challenges.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
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