'Wall that damn thing off': What government CIOs can do to improve cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The number of new applications and new devices coming into use means governments have to architect their networks for defense, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull said.

How Wisconsin puts IT modernization in the context of future needs

by Jake Williams • 4 weeks ago

State CIO David Cagigal encourages other state IT leaders to think long-term when considering modernization for the applications they oversee.

Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.

These app makers are trying to shatter Facebook's echo chamber

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

By giving users a direct link to their representatives, Aidan and Liam McCarty say their tool could transform online political discourse.

'Informed Communities' gives cities a roadmap for open data engagement

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The Sunlight Foundation has released a new online resource that shows local governments how to share data and collaborate with their residents.

Attn. incoming governors: On cybersecurity, you're not alone

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Commentary: Governors of Michigan and Louisiana encourage state leaders to explore the many cybersecurity policies, initiatives and resources on offer today.

21 states are probably getting new CIOs

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.

Big changes in store for state CIOs after 2018 elections

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

With 36 states electing governors, there could be major upheaval ahead for chief information officers and the strategic plans they oversee.

Ready or not, states are about to find out if their election security investments worked

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

State and local election officials have hired new cybersecurity personnel, purchased new hardware and software and even brought in the National Guard.

A new interstate election security body is about to face its first major test

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

Ben Spear, executive director of the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, shares how the organization's first seven months have prepared the nation for Election Day.

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