COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say
Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.
How a rapid move to remote work refined cyber in local government
Winners of the cybersecurity award in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic shifted the way they approach cybersecurity.
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.
Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’
Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.
State leaders will ‘rethink’ traditional security parameters post-pandemic
Okta’s Kelsey Nelson says states will be forced to change their approach to cybersecurity to accommodate the workforce after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Pandemic drove rapid digitization and modernization, Google exec says
Mike Daniels, Google Cloud’s vice president of global public sector, says the pandemic forced states to do massive projects in “supremely compressed time periods.”