GIS plays critical role in states' response to coronavirus pandemic

GIS officials from Maryland and Montana say geospatial data has provided real-time support for disaster relief during their states' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Hybrid-cloud and VDI essential to equipping remote workforce

by • 1 week ago

As agency leaders come to terms with employees’ working from home, virtual desktop infrastructure is key to keeping remote workers productive.

Coronavirus pandemic sparked modernization, future growth in states

by • 1 week ago

Though state and local government agencies scrambled to meet the demands of a remote workforce, the effects of IT modernization will lay the groundwork for future successes.

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?

by • 3 weeks ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.

Collaboration aided states' cybersecurity during pandemic, but shrinking budgets concern CISOs

by • 1 month ago

The chief information security officers of California and Washington said the pandemic has generated many useful partnerships, but they must also be more vigilant than ever.

Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?

by • 1 month ago

The pandemic transformed the state government workforce. Two state chief information officers said they plan to build on some of those improvements after they return to the office.

Pandemic sped adoption of states' digital services, exposed lapses in preparation

by • 2 months ago

States' earlier work moving agencies to the cloud or building processes and relationships have paid off in spades during a pandemic that has shortened timelines and stretched organizations' capabilities.

State and local partnerships boost efforts to combat cyber risks

by • 2 months ago

Collaborative partnerships among state and local agencies, and their industry counterparts, are helping leaders tackle cybersecurity threats amid workforce shortages.

State GIS community strives for greater diversity

by • 3 months ago

On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.

Strengthening security by improving device visibility

by • 3 months ago

IT security experts share strategies for state and local agencies to get the most of their security tools and gain greater visibility of devices accessing the network.

State, federal collaboration key to GIS growth going forward

by • 3 months ago

State GIS leaders need to work together with their federal counterparts in order to advance the national spatial data infrastructure, NSGIC’s president says.

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