In 1999, under the visionary leadership of the County Board of Supervisors, the County of San Diego began outsourcing all IT and telecommunications services. At the time, this was the largest state or local government technology privatization project in the United States.
The Pennant Alliance, a consortium of high technology companies representing Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), AT&T, and Avaya, Inc. was selected to provide information technology and telecommunications services to the County of San Diego. The County realized that as it began transforming itself by providing services online instead of “in line,” it was critical that the citizens of San Diego County, particularly the underserved populations, have access to the new “e-government” services and requisite training necessary to participate in today’s increasingly technological world. San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) was subsequently established in 1999 by the Pennant Alliance as a way to help meet the growing need for access to technology equipment and services.
San Diego Broadband Initative
Homebound Senior in Partnership with the County