Leadership · Education · Networking


by Jim Hammond | 08/27/2018

Primary Purpose of the Chief Operating Officer Position

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Over 600 attended the annual IPMA FORUM technology fair and training conference on May 15th and 16th.  Employees from state and local government along with private sector staff came to St. Martin's Marcus Pavilion to learn from the 43 technology vendors present and attend seminars on topics ranging from Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, to Blockchain and more. 30 presentation and seminars were delivered over the two day conference.

Copies of many of the presentations are available on the FORUM 2018 agenda page.



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by Jim Hammond | 05/03/2018

The IPMA Board of Directors selected six new Board member in 2018. They are:

Heidi Geathers, Washington Technology Services

Carol Gravatt, Department of Natural Resources

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by Jim Hammond | 02/27/2018

Class of 2018

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by Barry Diseth | 03/06/2017

Chair - Ann Bruner

Vice Chair - Adam Aaseby

Secretary/Treasurer - Gary Pratt

Complete list of Board of Directors

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by Bob Monn | 05/20/2014

On May 19, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation recognizing the Information Processing Management Association; see attachment below.

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by Allen Schmidt | 04/09/2014

The IPMA has been serving the leadership, education, and networking needs of Washington State Government employees for over 50 years.

It started with a small group of IT managers who met in Olympia to discuss ways to solve common problems, share information, and get to know each other better. At the end of the meeting, they all agreed to keep the discussion going, and the IPMA was born.

The IPMA celebrated 50 years of service to the State of Washington in 2014.


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by Allen Schmidt | 03/25/2014

Cloud-based Application Platforms offer the ability for businesses to rapidly build and iterate on applications, to support their line of business processes and deliver working software significantly faster than traditional development tools.

Are you a Software Developer or Applications Manager who’s tired of spending most of their time creating data management and workflow applications?

Do you wish there was a better way to support desktop and mobile users in one application?

If this sounds like you, you owe it to yourself to attend this workshop!

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by Allen Schmidt | 11/13/2013

We have added a new section to our RESOURCES page listing valuable online educational resources. Check it out.

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Since the first Center for Digital Government (CDG) Special Report on mobility was published more than 18 months ago, the landscape has changed dramatically. Mobility projects have flourished, with many government agencies rolling out citizen-facing applications, point projects that improve productivity in field staff-heavy environments, mobile device-friendly websites and other low-hanging fruit deployments.

But Mobility isn't a one-off pilot project or a string of siloed initiatives. It's a mindset and it requires comprehensive, strategic planning to succeed. Find out how to move from mobility rollouts to results in this Center for Digital Government/Public CIO Special Report.

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The State of Washington's Data Portal (data.wa.gov) gives you access to over 600 State government datasets ranging from

"Agency Contract Reporting" to "Wine Country Population".

You can search, browse, and view datasets and reports on 10 categories and over 100 topics.

You can participate in the movement to improve government transparency with citizens by viewing interesting datasets, commenting and reviewing data, and sharing data across the web.

Signup and join the Data.WA community today!

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