Chief Information Officers

State, Local Governments Could Get $500M to Expand Cybersecurity

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would create a grant program to bolster cyber defenses across the U.S.

How State CIOs Can Address their Top Technology Priorities

COMMENTARY | Cloud and artificial intelligence concepts allow governments to evolve their data storage strategies as needed while as-a-service solutions can move workloads to the cloud and procure connected networks more efficiently.

Biden Team Tries Recruiting Tech Workers Through Source Code

If you find the hidden message, you might be someone the incoming administration wants to hire.

State CIOs Say Pandemic Bolstered Rollout of Automated Technology

Chatbots were the most likely automated technology to be deployed by state governments to respond to the coronavirus, according to a NASCIO survey.

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Everything from Cattle Branding to Cybersecurity

Utah simplifies the process of registering brands using image recognition technology, one of many projects that is part of the state’s AI plan.

States Urge Congress to Help with Skyrocketing Tech Costs

As the coronavirus pandemic escalated, states spent big on information technology as employees started working from home and antiquated systems like unemployment websites needed fast upgrades.

Contractors and Advocacy Groups Push Back on State Efforts to Mandate Surveillance Software

State legislation pushed by one company to require contractors to install the software would compromise data privacy and carry steep costs for companies and governments, the groups argue.

How North Dakota IT Plans to Reinvent Business Services

Low unemployment across the state poses a threat to talent recruitment.

New York IT Homes in on Agencies’ Business Challenges

Technology solutions come second, said the state’s executive deputy CIO.

Kentucky’s Approach to Modernizing State Agency Apps

Service delivery is the focus of CIO Chuck Grindle’s second year at the IT helm.

How Mississippi IT Is Getting More Nimble

Craig Orgeron has embraced the “CIO-as-a-broker” model.

How North Carolina Kept 911 Up During Hurricane Florence

The Federal Communications Commission has since documented the effort’s success.

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

How One Bay Area CIO Is Moving His County to the Cloud

Hyperconverged infrastructure has meant major savings for San Mateo County, California, as it bridges the technology divide between its disconnected and affluent cities.

Tricky Terrain Faced by State Chief Information Officers Highlighted in New Report

“They really kind of are the unsung heroes of government transformation,” says one industry expert.

How an Interstate Deal With Massachusetts Is Helping Keep Connecticut’s Data Safe

Connecticut’s CIO discussed the disaster recovery arrangement at an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

How to Keep Key Talent Attracted to State Workforces

Employees are an investment, even if they are short term, a reality state CIOs must accept.