A Guide to the Secretary of Technology, 1998-2002 Secretary of Technology, 1998-2002 38993, 39659

A Guide to the Secretary of Technology, 1998-2002

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 38993, 39659


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Processed by: Roger E. Christman

Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
38993, 39659
Title
Secretary of Technology, 1998-2002
Physical Characteristics
8.70 cu. ft.
Physical Location
State Records Collection, Accessions 38993, 39659
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Virginia. Secretary of Technology. Correspondence and subject files, [cite specific date and accession used]. State Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown, transferred 10 January 2002 (accession 38993). Unknown, transferred 4 June 2002 (accession 39659).


Biographical/Historical Information

In February 1997, the House of Delegates passed a resolution requestion "the Governor appoint a Technology and Science Advisor within his Cabinet to advise him with regard to technological and scientific issues in Virginia and assist him and executive branch agencies with the potential reorganization or restructuring of Virginia state government in response thereto." James S. Gilmore III, a Republican candidate for Governor, proposed in an April 23, 1997 speech the creation of a Cabinet-level post for an information technology officer. After his election as Governor in November 1997, Gilmore kept his campaign promise. On May 21, 1998, Gilmore issued Executive Order Number Nine, creating the Office of the Secretary of Technology. The new Secretary's responsibilities included the "coordinated planning and effective development of information technology resources" in Virginia. Gilmore appointed Donald W. Upson, a vice president of Litton/PRC Inc., an information technology company, and former senior Republican committee staff member in Washington, as the first Secretary of Technology. The Secretary of Technology possessed Cabinet-level status but was not officially made a permanent member of the Governor's cabinet until 1999.

The Secretary of Technology is appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. The Secretary is responsible to the governor for the Department of Information Technology, Department of Technology Planning, Center for Innovative Technology, and the Virginia Information Providers Network Authority. Governor Mark R. Warner retained Donald W. Upson, the first Secretary of Technology, in an interim capacity through February 2002. George C. Newstrom, Governor Warner's selection for Secretary of Technology, began work in March 2002. Newstrom previously worked with EDS, a global technology services company.

Scope and Content Information

The records of the Secretary of Technology consist of constituent correspondence to the Governor referred to the secretary for response, appointment calendars, and correspondence and subject files. Constituent correspondence are arranged by tracking numbers assigned by the Governor's office and date received. Subjects included are general technology issues, Internet pornography, Internet regulations, Internet tax and electronic commerce, SPAM and telecommuting.

Donal W. Upson, Secretary of Technology, wrote responses to most of these letters and electronic messages. The bulk of this collection consists of the Secretary's appointment calendars from June 1998 to January 2002. These records document the various events the secretary was invited to and attended. Included are correspondence, faxes, and e-mail messages to Fionna Matheson, the secretary's scheduler, coordinating the secretary's schedule and travel. Event information is also included. Additional correspondence are arranged by subject. Notable topics include the Center for Innovative Technology, Governor's Commission on Information Technology, Council on Information Management, Century Date Change Initiative (Y2K), Department of Information Technology, Department of Technology Planning, and various public relations, activities, and visits by the secretary.

Contents List

Constituent Correspondence-1998-2000
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Correspondence Numbers 31503-49386
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Correspondence Numbers 49463-51245
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Correspondence Numbers 51459-62580
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Correspondence Numbers 62608-64062
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Correspondence Numbers 64429-69461
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Correspondence Numbers 69730-74899
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Correspondence Numbers 74973-78920
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Correspondence Numbers 78996-81790
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Correspondence Numbers 81937-86207
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Correspondence Numbers 86212-92663
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    Correspondence Numbers 92345-95009
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Correspondence Numbers 95127-96912
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Correspondence Numbers 97060-98508
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Correspondence Numbers 98625-100745
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    Correspondence Numbers 100753-103444
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    Correspondence Numbers 103460-107266
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    Correspondence Numbers 108021-110486
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    Correspondence Numbers 110775-2011280
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    Correspondence Numbers 2009130-2008723
Constituent Correspondence-2000-2001
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Correspondence Numbers 2004643-2009769
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Correspondence Numbers 2010353-2019979
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Correspondence Numbers 2026629-2029832
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Correspondence Numbers 2030803-2039406
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Correspondence Numbers 2040464-2045160
Constituent Correspondence-2001
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Correspondence Numbers 2050551-2059626
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Correspondence Numbers 2060148-2069865
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Correspondence Numbers 2070107-2081843
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Correspondence Numbers 2082053-2085197
Appointments Calendar
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    June 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    July 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    July 1998-Cox Fibernet Visit, 21 July 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    August 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    September 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    October 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    November 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    December 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    January 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    February 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    March 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    April 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    May 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    June 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    July 1-19, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    July 20-31, 1999
  • [August 1999- See Box 9, Accession 39659]
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    September 1-20, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    September 21-30, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    October 1-12, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 20
    October 13-21, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 21
    October 22-31, 1999
Appointments Calendar
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    November 1-14, 1999
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    November 15-30, 1999
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    December 1-12, 1999
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    December 13-31, 1999
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    January 1-18, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    January 19-31, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    February 1-11, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    February 12-29, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    March 1-16, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    March 17-31, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    April 1-12, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    April 13-24, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    April 25-30, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    May 1-8, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    May 9-16, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    May 17-22, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    May 23-31, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 18
    June 1-6, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 19
    June 7-18, 2000
  • Box 5
    Folder 20
    June 19-30, 2000
Appointments Calendar
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    July 1-11, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    July 12-16, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    July 17-20, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    July 21-29, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    July 30-31, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    August 1-14, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    August 15-23, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    August 24-31, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    September 1-12, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    September 13-18, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    September 19-20, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 12
    September 21-26, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 13
    September 27-30, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 14
    October 1-6, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 15
    October 7-11, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 16
    October 12-15, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 17
    October 16-22, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 18
    October 23-25, 2000
  • Box 6
    Folder 19
    October 26-31, 2000
Appointment Calendars
  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    November 1-9, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    November 10-15, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    November 16-21, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    November 22-30, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    December 1-10, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    December 11-15, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    December 16-31, 2000
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    January 1-12, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 9
    January 13-20, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 10
    January 21-31, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 11
    February 1-6, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 12
    February 7-20, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 13
    February 21-28, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 14
    March 1-4, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 15
    March 5-13, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 16
    March 14-19, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 17
    March 20-29, 2001
  • Box 7
    Folder 18
    March 27-31, 2001
Appointments Calendar
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    April 1-5, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    April 6-21, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    April 22-25, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    April 26-30, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    May 1-9, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    May 10-15, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    May 16-22, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    May 23-31, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    June 1-10, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    June 11-22, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 11
    June 23-30, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 12
    July 1-14, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 13
    July 15-23, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 14
    July 24-31, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 15
    August 1-11, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 16
    August 12-20, 2001
  • Box 8
    Folder 17
    August 21-31, 2001
Appointments Calendar (1999, 2001-2003) [Accession 39659]
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    August 1-12, 1999
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    August 13-31, 1999
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    September 1-11, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    September 12-17, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    September 18-30, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    October 1-11, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    October 12-18, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    October 19-23, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 9
    October 24-31, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 10
    November 1-12, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 11
    November 13-15, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 12
    November 16-30, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 13
    December 1-10, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 14
    December 11-17, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 15
    December 18-31, 2001
  • Box 9
    Folder 16
    January 1-19, 2002
  • Box 9
    Folder 17
    January 20-29, 2002
  • Box 9
    Folder 18
    January 30-31, 2002
Appointment Calendar (accession 38993)
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Calendar 1998
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    Calendar 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    Calendar 2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    Calendar 2001
Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    Recommendations
Commission on Information Technology FIles
  • Box 10
    Folder 6
    Establishment
  • Box 10
    Folder 7
    1st Meeting, December 1-2, 1998, College of William and Mary
  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    2nd Meeting, May 12, 1999, Abingdon, Virginia
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    2nd Meeting, May 12, 1999, Abingdon, Virginia-Reports
  • Box 10
    Folder 10
    3rd Meeting, September 1, 1999, George Mason University
  • Box 10
    Folder 11
    Regional Meetings, October 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 12
    4th Meeting, December 9, 1999, Old Dominion University-Press Kit
  • Box 10
    Folder 13
    4th Meeting, December 9, 1999, Old Dominion University-Norfolk Information
  • Box 10
    Folder 14
    4th Meeting, December 9, 1999, Old Dominion University-Invitations
  • Box 10
    Folder 15
    4th Meeting, December 9, 1999, Old Dominion University-Presentations
  • Box 10
    Folder 16
    Reports
  • Box 10
    Folder 17
    Wrap-Up Meetings, August 31, 2000, Richmond, Virginia
Correspondence-State Agencies
  • Box 10
    Folder 18
    Council on Information Management (CIM)
  • Box 10
    Folder 19
    Century Date Change Initiative (CDCI)
  • Box 10
    Folder 20
    Department of Information Technology (DIT)
  • Box 10
    Folder 21
    Department of Technology Planning
Correspondence-Secretary of Technology, Chronological
  • Box 10
    Folder 22
    1998
  • Box 10
    Folder 23
    1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 24
    2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 25
    2001
Decision Briefs
  • Box 10
    Folder 26
    1999-2001
Electronic Mail, Official Records
  • Box 10
    Folder 27
    2000 (contains one record referring to a DSS Executive Summary)
Projects and Studies-Department of Technology Planning
  • Box 10
    Folder 28
    1999-2001
Projects and Studies-Department of Information Technology
  • Box 10
    Folder 29
    1999-2001
  • Box 10
    Folder 30
    Waivers
Projects and Studies-eGovernment Implementation Office
  • Box 10
    Folder 31
    2000-2001
Public Relations, Activities and Visits
  • Box 10
    Folder 32
    2001 Global Internet Summit, George Mason University, March 5-9, 2001
  • Box 10
    Folder 33
    2000 Global Internet Summit, George Mason University, March 12-14, 2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 34
    Technology Outreach, First Symposium, VCU, November 9, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 35
    Technology Outreach, Second Symposiu, Alexandria, January 11, 2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 36
    Technology Outreach, Third Symposium, Newport News, February 15, 2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 37
    Technology Outreach, Fourth Symposium, Abingdon, April 26, 2000
  • Box 10
    Folder 38
    Virginia Link
  • Box 10
    Folder 39
    "First" NASA Project
  • Box 10
    Folder 40
    .com Summit
  • Box 10
    Folder 41
    Internet2- Virginia Tech Event, June 1, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 42
    Commerce Committee Testimony, June 9, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 43
    Advisory Commission on E-Commerce Meeting, June 21-22, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 44
    Small Business Innovative Research Conference, September 22-23, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 45
    COVITS Symposium, September 29-30, 1999
  • Box 10
    Folder 46
    February 9, 2000
Trip Planning Records
  • Box 10
    Folder 47
    Hong Kong
  • Box 10
    Folder 48
    Puerto Rico
  • Box 10
    Folder 49
    World Congress
  • Box 10
    Folder 50
    London
  • Box 10
    Folder 51
    CEBIT/Colorado/Seattle
  • Box 10
    Folder 52
    International Correspondence
  • Box 10
    Folder 53
    Governor's Trade Mission, April-May 2001