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.
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.
Collaborative partnerships among state and local agencies, and their industry counterparts, are helping leaders tackle cybersecurity threats amid workforce shortages.
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.
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 GIS leaders need to work together with their federal counterparts in order to advance the national spatial data infrastructure, NSGIC’s president says.
Agencies are at a crossroads with security upgrades. As they look to modern tools to respond to current demands, there is an opportunity to think more strategically.
Montana, which is targeting spring 2021 to retire its mainframe, may be the exception that proves the rule that mainframes are essential technology for states.
Cyberthreats against state and local agencies are forcing leaders to fortify their defenses. Faster, more modern data backup and recovery is part of the solution, says one IT expert.
Winners of the 2019 LocalSmart Cybersecurity Leader of the Year Award say their work to establish structure for their workforce is one of their keys to success.