It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

by • 1 month ago

The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

Los Angeles prepares to be 'smart' ahead of 2028 Olympics

by • 2 months ago

City CIO Ted Ross said a new "smart-city" plan is a roadmap for agencies to follow in the build-up to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers steps down for job at shoe retailer

by • 2 months ago

Rodgers, who was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine in 2019, said he's accepted a position with Designer Brands, best known for its large chain of DSW stores.

Nevada presses pause on 'innovation zones'

by • 3 months ago

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the idea of communities governed by technology companies warrants further public examination before the legislature makes a decision.

New York is expanding its mobile vaccine passport

by • 4 months ago

An app that allows people to display their COVID-19 vaccination status will go statewide after a trial run in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

New York is piloting a mobile COVID-19 vaccine passport

by • 5 months ago

Following trial runs at NHL and NBA games, New Yorkers will gain access to an IBM-based digital wallet that proves they've been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nevada weighs letting tech companies build their own communities

by • 6 months ago

Gov. Steve Sisolak voiced support for legislation allowing emerging-tech companies to develop land where they could assume the power of county governments.

Wake County, N.C., CIO to join software giant SAP

by • 7 months ago

Bill Greeves, Wake County's chief information officer, chief innovation officer and deputy county manager, will depart for a role at software company SAP in February.

Utah CIO Mike Hussey is stepping down

by • 7 months ago

After more than two decades in the Utah governor's office, statewide CIO Mike Hussey has announced he's moving on in the new year.

COVID-19 made geospatial leaders ‘front page news’

by • 8 months ago

The pandemic, and the need to use digital mapping to respond to it, elevated the role of GIS leaders in state governments.