The Community Information and Telecommunications
Alliance is dedicated to Building Links To the Electronic Future that
will support Arizona's educational, economic and community
development. CITA will be a leader working to ensure that all
citizens, schools, businesses and organizations in Arizona have access
to, and the ability to
maximize the use of technology.
Adoption Of Technology: Develop resources
and strategies to promote and support the adoption of the latest
and greatest information technologies in business, government,
education and the public.
Development: Accelerate deployment of an advanced
telecommunications infrastructure including advanced
telecommunications services, high speed Internet and a community
network to all.
Public Access and Support: Develop
opportunities for all citizens, businesses and organizations to
have access to the tools, technology and skills for electronic
access to information and services, interactive participation and
the creation and exchange of ideas.
Community Participation: Provide
opportunities to educate the public, discuss issues and exchange
information regarding information technology and public policy.
Economic Development: Support Arizona's
business/economic development efforts and the development of the
information and telecommunications industry.
Education and Training: Support the
education and training of the community in information literacy
skills and use of information technology.
To achieve our goals CITA will:
leadership in developing a strategic vision, public policy and
collaborative strategies to
address the political, economic and technological challenges
associated with building Arizona's Links to The Electronic Future
implementation of information technology projects
and community initiatives
development of public policy
community efforts and develop collaborative funding and resource
community about the benefits of and issues related to information
technology and telecommunications
interests of Tucson in state planning and policy development
partnerships and help support the information and communication
needs of business, education and community organizations
the development and implementation of a community strategy to
educate students and train the workforce in information
literacy skills and use of information technology.
CITA affiliates represent government, education,
social services, information and communication providers, large and
small businesses, economic development agencies, health care, and arts
and cultural organizations. These
organizations are participating in this collaborative effort to help
prepare the Tucson community to effectively participate in the twenty
first century. Alliance affiliates also participate in the Alliance
to share information and resources and to develop partnerships and
innovative strategies to address their own information and