At a time of stretched resources and high demand for state-run services, due to the pandemic, Hawaii’s online government infrastructure has come under increased scrutiny.
Christine Sakuda, executive director of the nonprofit Transform Hawaii Government, or THG, is paying close attention to efforts to modernize aging systems like the Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance process, and the Department of Accounting and General Services’, or DAGS, interconnectivity with other state departments.
THG has been a co-host of the Broadband Hui movement for expanding the service in the islands since March of 2020, an effort led by Broadband Strategy Officer Burt Lum in the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
THG counts local business leaders such as First Hawaiian Bank Chairman and CEO Bob Harrison, Hawaii Government Employees Association Executive Director Randy Perreira and Hawaii Community Foundation CEO Micah Kane among its board members.
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