Minnesota Gov. Walz names former St. Paul CIO as new IT commissioner
Tarek Tomes, the former CIO of St. Paul, will take over the state's IT leadership as it seeks to get a problem-addled vehicle registration system under control.
North Dakota's IT department takes charge of cybersecurity for the entire state
Legislation signed by the governor gives the North Dakota Information Technology Department the broadest security directive of any state IT office.
FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.
Massachusetts Gov. Baker asks for $650 million for IT upgrades
Systems modernization, cybersecurity and telecommunications infrastructure are all included in a new piece of legislation introduced by the governor.
Why state CIOs should embrace 'the power of purpose'
Commentary: Chris Estes explains the path he took while serving as North Carolina's CIO, from "uniting around purpose" to digital transformation.
California lawmaker renews call for CIO's ouster after latest DMV gaffe
Assemblyman Vince Fong says his call to California CIO Amy Tong is stronger than ever following failures of an automatic voter registration system.
Georgia hires National Guard IT chief as new CISO
Stanton Gatewood stepped down in February after three years as the state's cybersecurity chief. He was succeeded by Georgia National Guard CTO David Allen.
Connecticut takes first steps in 'all-digital government' initiative
Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposals aimed at simplifying procurement, certifications and paperwork needed to do business with the state.
Former Iowa CIO takes job in Abilene, Texas
After more than a decade in state CIO roles, Robert von Wolffradt heads to a midsize city in central Texas.
Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments
The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.