Pennsylvania's James Weaver named Washington state CIO

After spending nearly thirty years in IT roles in Pennsylvania state government, Weaver will now head Washington Technology Solutions.

state news

North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.

GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.

Glitchy voting machines in South Carolina spur new investment

by Benjamin Freed • 5 days ago

Officials aim to replace 13,000 aging machines faulted for long lines at polling places and reports the devices changed voters' choices.

Audit finds security improved at Oregon's data center, but it still needs work

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The state has made strides in getting rid of obsolete equipment and conducting vulnerability scans, but cybersecurity roles are still poorly defined and incident monitoring is murky.

Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.

Attn. incoming governors: On cybersecurity, you're not alone

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

Commentary: Governors of Michigan and Louisiana encourage state leaders to explore the many cybersecurity policies, initiatives and resources on offer today.

21 states are probably getting new CIOs

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.

West Virginia says 144 people voted using mobile blockchain app

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

Overseas residents like active-duty military members were able to cast their ballots in this year's election using the blockchain-backed Voatz mobile app.

No cyberattacks detected against states' election systems, feds say

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

After nearly two years of preparation by state election officials, there were no reports of malicious cyber-activity against voting systems on Election Day.

Big changes in store for state CIOs after 2018 elections

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

With 36 states electing governors, there could be major upheaval ahead for chief information officers and the strategic plans they oversee.

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