Connecticut takes first steps in 'all-digital government' initiative
Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposals aimed at simplifying procurement, certifications and paperwork needed to do business with the state.
Oregon weighs cellphone tax to expand rural broadband
A new bill would raise taxes on cellphone users to fund rural broadband, but wireless industry stakeholders say the proposal is unfair to consumers.
Florida governor proposes dismantling state technology agency
If Gov. Ron DeSantis' budget is approved, it would be the third time the state has dissolved its technology agency since 2005.
On cybersecurity, North Dakota wants to 'change the conversation completely'
In a highly-connected rural state, North Dakota's top IT officials are trying to usher in policies that could change how state government thinks about security.
Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
Washington governor proposes statewide broadband office
A less-publicized element of Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget calls for a $1.2 million agency to expand internet connectivity throughout the state.
Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan
Gov. Ralph Northam wants the entire state to have high-speed internet access within a decade, but his chief broadband adviser is hoping for something quicker.
Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine names statewide IT chief
Ervan Rodgers, who's been the IT chief in the attorney general office since 2015, will become Ohio's next statewide CIO when DeWine takes office in January.
South Dakota CIO Pat Snow to remain under new governor
The state's top IT official since April, Snow is one of several current Cabinet officials Gov.-elect Kristi Noem said she plans to keep when she takes office.
21 states are probably getting new CIOs
The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.