Cross-government collaboration tough, but fruitful in California

Forming and sustaining partnerships across state, local and education branches of government is a challenge, but well worth the effort, IT leaders say.

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Inspired by Vonnegut, Maine governor creates 'Office of Innovation and the Future'

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The new agency will examine forward-looking policies that include broadband expansion and state workforce development.

Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders

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State, city and county agencies are catering to convenience by putting more of their services online, but often at a humble pace.

CIO retentions under new governors 'surprising,' says NASCIO director

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Unusually, at least four state chief information officers will be kept in this year's round of gubernatorial transitions.

Arkansas governor announces creation of 'Technology and Innovation Council'

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The new group's appointed members will be tasked with directing the state's work around cybersecurity, blockchain and data analytics, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

Oklahoma server exposes information on FBI investigations and AIDS patients

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An Oklahoma Securities Commission server containing decades of sensitive information sat unprotected, researchers discovered.

Tech response to disasters starts with culture, CIO of California's emergency services says

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Critical work doesn't get done unless everyone pitches in and supports each other, said Carla Simmons, the CIO of the state's Office of Emergency Services.

Florida CIO Eric Larson resigns

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Appointed in 2017, the state's top IT official departed following the inauguration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections

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The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.

Lee Allen to continue as Kansas' top IT official under new governor

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Allen, who was named the state's chief information technology officer in July 2018, will stay in the job when Gov.-elect Laura Kelly takes office.

Georgia board endorses more electronic voting machines

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The new machines would make paper receipts, but advocates of hand-marked ballots say they don't go far enough to secure the state's elections.

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