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.

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COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say

by • 6 days ago

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 did the pandemic affect states' IT modernization efforts?

by • 3 weeks ago

The CIOs of Nebraska and Ohio said their success in weathering the pandemic was largely thanks to preparation and good governance.

Strategies to drive better outcomes from existing security programs

by • 4 weeks ago

Security advisor Wendy Nather discusses a recent study correlating key security strategies to statistically greater program outcomes — and what that means to state leaders.

How states are using data to manage cybersecurity risk

by • 2 months ago

States are increasingly using data to improve how they address their biggest problems, including their biggest problem: managing cybersecurity risk.

Using modern authentication controls to mitigate fraud risks

by • 2 months ago

Fraud can quickly drain state and local agency resources. However, with modern authentication controls, CIOs and CISOs can mitigate fraud and security risks.

How GIS helps state governments share, drive efficiency

by • 2 months ago

Through the inherent visualization present in geospatial data, the use of GIS in state government decision-making is crucial for better services.

Pre-pandemic foundations were essential to counties' tech success

by • 2 months ago

County executives featured in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards say the establishment of good technology infrastructure before the pandemic made the response easier.

As pandemic unfolded, local governments turned to projects new and old

by • 2 months ago

Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for IT projects say the pandemic accelerated some efforts, and leaned on the success of others already underway.

'I think we've been more busy': How state IT vendors have been working through the pandemic

by • 2 months ago

Winners of the 2020 StateScoop 50 award for Industry Leadership of the Year discuss how COVID-19 altered their relationships with the CIOs they serve.

How the COVID-19 pandemic pushed cities toward inclusive technology

by • 3 months ago

Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for city executives say the pandemic forced city technology to become more inclusive and equitable.