Tuesday, May 06, 2008

DCPS secures $60k in technology donations

It looks like DCPS is going to get its hands on some new technology.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOSE 2008, the most comprehensive event for government information technology (IT) professionals, today announced that it secured technology products worth an estimated $60,000 for the inaugural “FOSE for Schools” charitable donation program. “FOSE for Schools” will donate technology products to the Washington, DC Public School (DCPS) system. Committed to giving back to the community, FOSE 2008 worked with its exhibitors and sponsors on the program, which directly impacts the learning and advancement of DCPS students.

“DCPS will use the donated technology equipment as part of its High Tech Campus initiative,” said Vivek Kundra, Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia. “We once again thank FOSE and the exhibitors that participated in this very worthy charitable program. We look forward to expanding our relationship with FOSE and the program next year.”

OCTO is the District’s central technology agency. OCTO is deploying technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of DCPS operations and is pursuing the integration of technology into classroom instruction at all levels.

Seven companies donated technology products for this year’s “FOSE for Schools” program, including:
  • Eastman-Kodak
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Incasolution, Co., Ltd. Korea
  • Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
  • LeftHand Networks
  • Network Hardware Resale (NHR)
  • Unotron, Inc.
“The initial year of the ‘FOSE for Schools’ program proved to be a success,” said Christina Condos, Vice President of Events for 1105 Government Information Group. “We solicited products such as printers, scanners, USB drives, network switches, and washable keyboards. That said, we plan to increase exhibitor and sponsor outreach to secure more contributions going forward. We applaud Mr. Kundra, the OCTO, and especially the DCPS for their hard work and dedication in advancing the education of the local students in Washington, DC.”

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