Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost
GIS officials in Washington and Oregon say recent events — including the appearance of Asian giant hornets — have raised their profiles in state government.
ARPA instructions unclear for IT uses, CIOs say
Two state CIOs said direction from the federal government on how to use the latest relief funding is not as clear as it could be.
CRM critical for states' services, CIO says
Rapid response during the health crisis was facilitated by strong relationships with agency customers, says Texas CIO Amanda Crawford.
For broadband, states look to federal relief funding
It's become a truism that broadband is an essential life tool, but states still face challenges in closing the digital divide.
Growing cloud adoption in states breeds new considerations
"We don’t get to turn on a service in the cloud and walk away from it," says California CTO Liana Bailey-Crimmins.
States’ digital services efforts are evolving
Digital services directors in Colorado and New Jersey say they're getting more sophisticated in how they approach software development in their states.
How did the pandemic affect states' IT modernization efforts?
The CIOs of Nebraska and Ohio said their success in weathering the pandemic was largely thanks to preparation and good governance.
How states are using data to manage cybersecurity risk
States are increasingly using data to improve how they address their biggest problems, including their biggest problem: managing cybersecurity risk.
State IT workforce challenges? Change your messaging, say CIOs
Government can't compete with the pay offered by the private sector, but it can offer a sense of purpose, says North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley.
Cybersecurity, funding challenges ahead in 2021, says NASCIO
While 2020 presented many challenges, state governments will face new ones in the coming year, two leaders from NASCIO said.