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ACT-IAC 40th Anniversary

Celebrating the past and building the future


For the past 40 years, ACT-IAC has been providing a trusted and collaborative forum for the government IT community to share information, debate issues, and exchange ideas.

  • Since its inception in 1979, the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC) has provided a unique forum for government executives responsible for information technology resources to share information, strategies, and solutions on how to use IT to improve government. 
    • FGIPC was started by a community of government executives committed to better government through the effective application of information technology.
    • The FGIPC community cuts across organizational, geographic and program boundaries – open to all in government who share the commitment to public service and technology.
    • In 1989, FGIPC chartered the Industry Advisory Council and opened the community doors to the private sector information industry that provides the IT products and services on which the government relies.
    • FGIPC recognized that collaboration with the private sector was essential and wanted an objective and ethical forum for obtaining industry input. Industry supported the establishment of IAC with the understanding that there would be no lobbying or business promotion allowed.
    • Communications and collaboration became the cornerstones of its activities.
  • In 2004, FGIPC changed its name to the “American Council for Technology” to better reflect its broader role and place as the premier forum for the intergovernmental IT management community.
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