Arkansas recruits new chief data officer from University of Arkansas

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Joshua McGee, who's spent eight years leading state government policy research, is now Arkansas' second chief data officer.

Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.

Great user experience starts with understanding customers, says Colorado CIO

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Long before anyone consumes a service or downloads an app, government needs to understand what people want and need, says Colorado CIO Theresa Szczurek.

U.S. House bill offers $400M for state and local cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The bill, a potential counterpart to a measure passed by the Senate last November, would offer a substantial boost to states' cybersecurity initiatives.

What's next for state and local government IT in 2020?

by Colin Wood • 3 weeks ago

StateScoop and NASCIO look ahead to the issues expected to affect CIOs most in 2020, from election security to robotic process automation.

Vermont names former IBM executive as new chief data officer

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

Kristin McClure, who most recently worked at the professional services firm Capgemini, will now manage the state's data assets and infrastructure.

Code for America chief Jennifer Pahlka to step down Jan. 31

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

Pahlka, who previously announced the organization's search for a new executive director, will remain a consultant and member of its board of directors.

Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.

States name three ways feds can help with cybersecurity

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

NASCIO is still looking for regulatory reform, along with the passage of two cybersecurity aid bills.

States centralizing IT must demonstrate value, CIOs say

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

The call to centralize IT services often comes from the top, but cooperation with agencies takes communication, CIOs say on the Priorities podcast.