Pennsylvania's James Weaver named Washington state CIO

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

After spending nearly thirty years in IT roles in Pennsylvania state government, Weaver will now head Washington Technology Solutions.

NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

A new coalition of governments seeks to apply certain human rights standards, as defined by the United Nations, to the digital space.

Philanthropies commit $12 million to economic mobility

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

Three groups will donate funds for projects in 10 U.S. cities.

NYC Council makes Mayor's Office of Data Analytics a permanent part of city government

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

The legislation makes the city's cross-cutting data analytics office a required piece of the mayor's office.

North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.

Washington, D.C. names Suneel Cherukuri as permanent CISO

by Benjamin Freed • 4 days ago

Cherukuri succeeds the city's first CISO, John MacMichael, who stepped down in January.

GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.

For states, data management 'more important than ever'

by StateScoop Staff • 4 days ago

Tom Kennedy, the vice president of public sector for Veritas, says in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, states need to keep their focus on data.

Collaboration on GIS can smooth the path for state and local agencies

by Jake Williams • 5 days ago

On this episode of GIS Addressed, Arkansas GIO Shelby Johnson addresses the challenges of collaboration and why they're worth overcoming.

Data is about much more than decision-making

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Commentary: Socrata Data Academy Director Oliver Wise says improved decision-making is valuable, but not the full proposition data makes to government.

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