Time to ‘get back to transformational stuff,’ says Rhode Island CIO

The pandemic forced state government to respond to urgent needs, but now there's room for longer-term planning, says Rhode Island CIO Bijay Kumar.

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Top state IT innovators, cybersecurity official honored by NASCIO

by • 5 days ago

NASCIO honored four state IT officials for their recent work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, modernizing systems and defending against ransomware.

First NASCIO cloud survey finds mainframes still rule

by • 6 days ago

State CIOs continue to extol the virtues of cloud services, but budgeting rules and uncertainty about certifications pose barriers.

There's 'no going back' to pre-pandemic business, NASCIO says

by • 6 days ago

Remote work and citizens' increased expectation of digital government are here to stay, according to NASCIO's annual survey of its members.

Iowa CIO Annette Dunn to step down for consulting position

by • 1 week ago

As CIO, Dunn led the first phase of a major enterprise resource planning system upgrade and readied the state for more data-driven decision making.

The four pillars of the digital transformation journey

by • 1 week ago

Identifying the right IT investments remains a challenge for state and local agencies. One place to start: Focus on the foundations of application enablement.

Wisconsin picks vendor for unemployment system upgrade

by • 2 weeks ago

The state signed a $16.5 million contract with the consulting firm Flexion to update a system that was designed in the early 1970s.

New York to spend $45 million on emergency communications

by • 2 weeks ago

A new round of grant funding for local governments is designated for infrastructure and equipment upgrades for first responders.

Want to act on broadband? Start here.

by • 3 weeks ago

The pandemic highlighted the magnitude of the digital divide, and government is now presented with a unique opportunity to act.

AWS executive predicts shift toward workforce development

by • 3 weeks ago

Kim Majerus, the head of Amazon Web Services' SLED practice, said several states are building job retraining programs to develop skills needed during the pandemic.

FCC commits $1.2B in emergency funds to connect students

by • 3 weeks ago

The FCC expects to provide at least 3 million devices and 774,000 broadband connections.