It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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’
The pandemic, and the need to use digital mapping to respond to it, elevated the role of GIS leaders in state governments.