Membership in the American Council for Technology is open to any full-time government employee at the federal, state or local level. There is no fee to join ACT.
ACT MISSION: Better government through information technology
In 1979 the Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration encouraged the creation of the American Council for Technology as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization to provide a forum where government IT executives could share information, strategies and solutions. ACT was created to:
Ø Facilitate communication between the managers and users of IT, the government agencies (Federal, state, local and international) regulating those technologies, industry and the academic community.
Ø Improve government through the efficient and innovative application of information technology assets.
Ø Provide training and education to maintain the managerial and technical competence of the workforce at the federal, state and local levels of government.
Ø Promote the public sector information technology profession.
Ø Government issues drive the ACT agenda
Ø ACT will be ethical, transparent and open to all interested parties
Ø ACT provides an objective, fair and vendor/technology neutral forum