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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Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?

by • 2 weeks 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 • 4 weeks 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 • 1 month 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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.

Steps to fast-track modern security for the remote workforce

by • 2 months ago

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.

Mainframes are not leaving state government anytime soon

by • 3 months ago

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.

Minimizing cyber risk with improved data backup and recovery

by • 3 months ago

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.

Local cyber leaders emphasize policy, people

by • 3 months ago

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.