Internship program gives D.C.-area high-schoolers a taste of government tech
March 27, 2017
As government pursues young blood for technology and cybersecurity, an internship program in the D.C. area matches high school students with IT agencies.
County, city and municipal governments will focus less on website portals, cloud services and perimeter-based security in 2017, according to a Public Technology Institute infographic.
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Local governments will see a shift away from "cybersecurity as a concern" and a shift toward threats like ransomware and "cybersecurity as a crisis," the Public Technology Institute reported.
In addition to ransomware cited as a growing concern, PTI also reported a new focus in 2017 on artificial intelligence and blockchain.
As part of an annual look at “outs and ins” from PTI’s executive director Alan Shark, the Public Technology Institute created the above infographic to illustrate the shifting focuses and priorities for local government chief information officers.
The list comes from Shark and PTI’s conversations with local government technology executives, PTI polls and surveys, reading of technology literature and from discussions held as part of PTI’s Certified Government Chief Information Officer program.
This infographic was provided exclusively to StateScoop for publication as a part of a media partnership with the Public Technology Institute. For more information on this poll and other PTI activities, check out www.pti.org.
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